Two Kildare schools represent county at Student Enterprise Awards

Pictured are Fiona Sunderland (16), right, and Grace Forkin (16) from Ardscoil na Trionaide, Athy, Co. Kildare, representing the Kildare County Enterprise Board at the Student Enterprise Awards national finals.
Budding young entrepreneurs from two Kildare schools recently represented the county at the National Final of the Student Enterprise Awards, which took place in Croke Park on Wednesday, April 17.

Budding young entrepreneurs from two Kildare schools recently represented the county at the National Final of the Student Enterprise Awards, which took place in Croke Park on Wednesday, April 17.

Kildare were represented by ‘Click n Light’ from Ard Scoil na Trionoide, Athy (Senior category) and ‘Sarah’s Cards to Keep’ from Scoil Mhuire, Clane (Junior category).

‘Click n Light’ designed and manufactured a magnetic torch holder which attaches to a car to assist with vehicle repairs in the dark.

The Click N Light team is: Managing Director: Fiona Sunderland; Finance Manager: Aisling Crosby; HR Manager: Tony Martin; Marketing Manager: Grace Forkin; Production Manager: Odhran Shorthall; Quality Manager: Jodie Kelly;

IT Manager: Lauren Dempsey; Sales Manager: Richard Bracken; School: Ard Scoil na Trionoide, Athy. They were under the guidance of teacher Noreen McAuliffe.

In the Junior Category, Sarah Beegan of Scoil Mhuire Clane represented the county with ‘Sarah’s Cards 2 Keep’, her range of beautiful handmade cards for all occasions. Sarah was assisted by teacher Aine Purcell.

According to Kildare County Enterprise Board, “Both teams performed excellently throughout the competition and were unlucky not to be included in the prizes on the day.”

The Overall Winner in the Junior category was ‘Chook Books’ from CBS High School, Clonmel while ‘Squeazy’ from St. Clare’s Comprehensive School, Leitrim picked up the winners prize in the Senior category.

A Kildare County Enterprise Board spokesperson said they would like to congratulate ‘Sarah’s Cards 2 Keep’ and ‘Click n Light’ on reaching the National Finals and for representing the county so well.” We wish both groups every success with their businesses in the future,” she added.

- Niamh O’Donoghue