Mr. Morley’s 6th class were treated to a business workshop by fellow Kerry footballer Shane Enright from Bank Of Ireland, last Thursday and Friday. Shane was brilliant with the students and organised a fantastic BizWorld presentation over the two days.
The children learned about different types of businesses, products, entrepreneurs, roles within businesses, slogans, marketing and costs that have to be undertaken to create a business.
The class were then split into different groups and the groups created their own ‘business’ and ‘product’. Each member of the group had a different role such as Director of Finance; Director of Marketing etc. The students also created TV ads, powerpoints, posters, business cards and fliers for their business.
On Friday a Dragon’s Den scenario was created when two dragons came to the school to ‘buy’ percentages of the children’s companies. The class were thrilled to find another Kerry footballer and All Star David Clifford as one of the dragons, alongside Mairéad O Leary from the Killarney branch of the Bank of Ireland.
Overall it was a fantastic two day workshop for the children and hopefully some great entrepreneurial minds have been created and nurtured. Many thanks to Shane, David and Mairead for the informative few days!