Enterprising Students at Holy Faith

06 Feb 2012

Ulster Bank Enterprise Day - Holy FaithOver eighty transition year students from Holy Faith Secondary School in Clontarf got a taste of starting their own business recently as part of an Enterprise Day with Ulster Bank’s MoneySense for Schools volunteers.

The students were challenged to set up their own coffee shop - deciding its location, name, theme and how to best market their new shop.  Through interactive and fun activities, it is hoped students will learn more about enterprise and build a passion for entrepreneurship.

Deirdre Gogarty, Principal of Holy Faith Secondary School, added "We are delighted to have been involved in this Enterprise Day with Ulster Bank.  Helping our students become more enterprise focused is important for their future lives and opportunities. We were very pleased with the enthusiasm of the students - they really enjoyed the experience of setting up their own business and working together as a team."

Ulster Bank Holy Faith Enterprise Day

Speaking on the day, Pauline McKiernan, Sustainability and Community Manager, Ulster Bank, said, "Ulster Bank supports MoneySense for Schools to help young people understand money and to learn how to set up a business for the first time.  The students at Holy Faith were eager learners and I would like to thank them, and their teachers, for making the MoneySense enterprise day such a fantastic success."

MoneySense is a free financial education programme which Ulster Bank has developed to help people make informed decisions about their money and understand how financial products and services work.

[photo credits: Brendan Lyon, Image Bureau, Clontarf]