Loughmacrory pupils compete for Enterprise Award at W5

W5 in Belfast recently played host to primary five pupils from St Theresa’s PS, Loughmacrory, as they competed in the final of the Young Enterprise Northern Ireland ‘Our City’ programme recently.

Supported by the Department of Education Northern Ireland, the programme introduces students to business and enterprise through an interactive programme focussing on the main features of a city, including the key industries, business and job roles that interlink to determine the character and life of a city.

During practical activities, pupils learned about the businesses that can be found in a typical city and the types of workers they require. They also examined how workers apply their skills to their jobs and how their jobs make a difference in the community.

The pupils also listened to a dynamic presentation by wellknown local entrepreneur, Ted Jensen, owner of Big Ted’s Real
American Cookies.

Schools in attendance on the day included St Teresa’s Primary School, Loughmacrory, Academy Primary School, Saintfield, Brackenagh West Primary School, Kilkeel, Mossgrove Primary School, Newtownabbey, Harpur’s Hill Primary School, Coleraine, and St Therese of Lisieux Primary School, Belfast.

During the event, the pupils delivered a presentation to a  judging panel consisting of Ted Jensen (Big Ted’s Real American Cookies), Rhonda Lynn (Belfast City Council), Christine Kerr (First Trust Bank) and Leigh Curran (Bank of Ireland), and participated in an on-stage interview. After judges’ deliberations, Harpur’s Hill Primary School, Coleraine, were announced as the winners.

Source: ulsterherald.com