THREE students from Leixlip primary school have won a competition to design a poster or a slogan for an enterprise awareness programme..
The trio from Scoil Bhrid on the Green Lane emerged top.
The Kildare Local Enterprise Office delivered an Enterprise Awareness programme to 21 primary schools in the county over the past 3 months after offering participation to all hundred or so.
The programme involved using a number of games and exercises to show students that the very things they learn at school everyday can help them become more enterprising and creative.
It also involved a competition where students were encouraged to design a poster or slogan to encourage entrepreneurs to consider Kildare as a place to do business.
Three students from Scoil Bhrid in Leixlip, Favour Anadozie, Jan Muchemi and Destiny Osaui designed the winning poster.
Speaking of what was a pilot programme, Mary Fitzpatrick, Head of Local Enterprise in Kildare County Council, said: ‘It was wonderful to see how these young students depicted Kildare as a place of sports, heritage, culture and business. They were very tuned in to their surroundings, not just in Leixlip but the county as a whole.
The compeititon was aimed at sixth class pupils, many of whom will take part in mini companies.
It wa aimed at showing, through games, role playing and exercises, how people includingin companies work in teams and co-operation.
”This is the first year we ran it. It was very successful,” she said, adding that enterprise is not on the primary curiculum.
The students and their classmates were treated to a party at their school and accepted a trophy from Mary Fitzpatrick of the Local Enterprise Office for their efforts.