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Loreto College Y9 students at the Young Enterprise workshop - View Full Size Image
Loreto College Y9 students at the Young Enterprise workshop
Teachers Miss M Flannelly and Miss S McCallan with Y9 students at the workshop - View Full Size Image
Teachers Miss M Flannelly and Miss S McCallan with Y9 students at the workshop
03/11/2008 LORETO STUDENTS ENJOY YOUNG ENTERPRISE WORKSHOP

All Year 9 students at Loreto College Coleraine, Specialist School, took part in a half-day workshop facilitated by the Causeway Enterprise Agency recently.

Organised by Head of Careers Miss Maria Flannelly and Head of Employability & Citizenship Miss Sinead McCallan, the workshop was tailored to fit in with the Year 9 Employability programme followed by the students.  Causeway Enterprise Agency facilitated the workshop in conjunction with one of their new start-up clients, Ben Best of Tree of Knowledge NI, using his new, innovative enterprise training resource – the APODO.  Causeway Enterprise Agency was represented on the day by Anna Logan and Grainne McGowan, who spent the half-day session working through a number of group activities and plenary sessions with the Year 9 students.

Jayne Taggart, Chief Executive of Causeway Enterprise Agency, commented: “The Agency welcomed this opportunity to engage with the pupils of Loreto College Coleraine in facilitating training in that all important area of enterprise, addressing key skills such as decision making, problem solving, team building and communication.” 

Ms Taggart continued, “It really was rewarding to watch and observe the pupils’ reaction to the APODO as a learning resource, and it was clearly evident that the pupils were more empowered to approach skills such as problem solving and decision making with increased confidence and enthusiasm.”

Miss Maria Flannelly and Miss Sinead McCallan, who organised the workshop, paid tribute to the Causeway Enterprise Agency staff for their inspiring work with the students, and congratulated the Year 9s on their participation in a very useful learning activity.