Ardscoil na Tríonóide Athy Win Junior Achievement Company Competition Award

Ardscoil na Tríonóide Athy won the overall prize at the Eastern Regional Finals of Junior Achievement's Company Competition.

Ardscoil na Tríonóide Athy were honoured at the awards, held at Chartered Accountants House, Pearse Street, Dublin 2. The competition which was sponsored by the Chartered Accountants Leinster Society saw 40 budding young entrepreneurs pitching their ideas for new businesses.

Junior Achievement Ireland aims to teach young people about the world of work, encouraging them to remain in education. This year 66,000 Irish children, from Senior Infants to Leaving Certificate, will take part in Junior Achievement Science, maths and enterprise programmes in schools throughout the country.

Coasterz from Ardscoil na Tríonóide, Athy took one overall prize with  their innovative product of coasters designed to promote local taxi numbers and drink awareness in local establishments.

Ardscoil na Tríonóide will now go forward to the Company of the Year National Final in May. The winner of this will then go through to the JA European Company Competition in Oslo in August 2011.

The competition provides a hands-on business leading experience, where students get the opportunity to create, operate and manage their own mini-companies, with the support of a business mentor volunteer.





Pictured above Ardscoil na Tríonóide Athy.