Huge congratulations to the team from Finn Valley College in Stranorlar who won the ETB Enterprise 17 event today at An Danlann in LYIT. They were presented with their prize by Ann McHugh, Chief Executive of Donegal ETB.
The top three schools were Finn Valley College, Arranmore and Loreto Letterkenny.
Finn Valley College took the first place prize with their innovative safety product, a safety watch to alarm people if you are in danger.
I was delighted to mentor the team who were also helped by their teacher Miss Aine Coll. Well done to my team the 4th year students, Emily, Dina, Brian, Molly, Grainne, Cameron, Eanna and Meghan.
The event is held annually and over 200 young people were present on the day. Twenty five teams entered from secondary school all over the county.
Lee Gooch did compere fresh from the ‘Naughty Alarm Clock’. He warmed up the students giving away some goodies, but I got none!
Business Mentors worked with a group of up to 10 young people from a school in Donegal, their teacher and a business student from LYIT was also on the team.
Students from each school got a “bag of items” and the group were allocated time to produce a product.
After lunch each team will presented their product to a panel of judges, a Dragon’s Den type situation.
The top three teams returned and made their presentation on stage to the full audience of over 200 students and 50 business people and of course the judges. Well done to all at the Donegal ETB and to Fiona Temple. and to all the other schools who took part today.
Loreto Letterkenny who came 3rd in the Donegal ETB Enterprize day
Ann McHugh Chief Executive of Donegal ETB pictured with the students from Arranmore who came 2nd
Well done to the students of Finn Valley College, winners of the Donegal ETB Enterprize Award
Maria Gildea, Finn Valley College, Ann McHugh, Chief Executive Donegal ETB and Fiona Temple, Principal of Mulroy College, Milford.