Wednesday 1st June, 2011Enterprise Module 2011
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The enterprise students of 2011 brought enterprise to new level in the college this year. They represented the school at the All Ireland enterprise finals in Croke Park on April 14th and came third place overall. Congratulations to the team on their outstanding achievement.

The All Ireland winning team ‘Killholly Farmsets’ consisted of Aaron Grew and David Stirrat. Their business project consisted of handmade, high quality, wooden farms. They contain all the details of a real farm including slatted houses, steel gates and feeding areas etc. The two students did extremely well considering there were 76 entries nationwide and the standard of entries was very high.

There were five enterprise teams in total this year, all with excellent projects. In addition to the National winning team above, two other teams won prizes at the Regional Finals of the Monaghan County enterprise finals which was held in the four seasons Hotel in Monaghan. The ‘roadside revolutionaries’ won most innovative new business idea scooping the perpetual trophy for innovation. Their project was an innovative board game that teaches young children about road safety.

The remaining ambitious projects consisted of college crested wristbands (who came 3rd in the regional finals) wireless gaming headsets and music transmitters.

Throughout the module, the students developed key business skills such as leadership, motivation and communication. They were involved in planning, organising and control on a daily basis. They dealt with various business stakeholders such as suppliers, banks, investors to name but a few. The students learned how to write up business reports and present their business idea to the enterprise judges as they visited their stands. Knowledge was also gained by drawing accounts such as analysed cash book, trading, profit loss account, balance sheet and cash flow statements.