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Y10 pupils enjoying their Young Enterprise workshop - View Full Size Image
Y10 pupils enjoying their Young Enterprise workshop
Enjoyment and learning at the Young Enterprise workshop for Y10 pupils - View Full Size Image
Enjoyment and learning at the Young Enterprise workshop for Y10 pupils
Hard at work during the Y10 Young Enterprise workshop - View Full Size Image
Hard at work during the Y10 Young Enterprise workshop
Y10 pupils and Classroom Assistant Mrs A Johnston at their Young Enterprise workshop - View Full Size Image
Y10 pupils and Classroom Assistant Mrs A Johnston at their Young Enterprise workshop
Y10 pupils and Classroom Assistant Mrs A Johnston hard at work at their Young Enterprise workshop - View Full Size Image
Y10 pupils and Classroom Assistant Mrs A Johnston hard at work at their Young Enterprise workshop
10/02/2016 ENTREPRENEURIAL EXPERIENCE FOR LORETO FIRST YEARS

All Year 8 students at Loreto College Coleraine took part in a workshop organised by Young Enterprise Northern Ireland on Wednesday 4th November 2015. Entitled “Your School, Your Business”, the workshop seeks to facilitate the transition from junior to senior school for the students, as well as fostering in them a sense of business and enterprise awareness.  Young Enterprise Northern Ireland conducts seminars in the classroom that focus on skills the students will need to be successful in their new school – skills like communication and team work.  These skills will also be invaluable to students who hope to enter an entrepreneurial career area later in life.  The half-day course involved familiarisation for the students with the roles played in the school as a workplace by the College’s various members of staff, as well as giving students the opportunity to see how their skills and ideas could be useful and constructive in a workplace.

Karen Murphy, Young Enterprise Training Manager, commented, “Our aim is to make school as positive an experience as possible for these young people.  The skills they learn now can be applied in any new experience, and will therefore help them prepare for success in their working life when the time comes.”

Young Enterprise Northern Ireland is a cross-community not-for-profit organisation, dedicated to inspiring young people to develop attitudes and skills for personal success, life-long learning and employability through participation in practical business programmes.  Mrs Sinead McNicholl, Employability and Learning for Life and Work Co-ordinator, commented on the excellence of the seminar programme experienced by the Year 8 students, which had proved highly beneficial in developing their awareness of entrepreneurial skills and employability, and paid tribute to the Workshop Co-ordinator, Gail Hamilton of Young Enterprise Northern Ireland.