Primary Schools scoop two major awards

by Rachel Cunningham
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Loreto Primary School, Rathfarnham and Scoil Mhuire Girls’ National School, Lucan, are among the top award winners in the All-Island Awards, writes Rachel Cunningham.

Teacher Nicola Swan’s sixth class in Loreto Primary School won the Star Submission Award for their JEP Business, Jupiter Jars.

The students began by launching a campaign in the school to collect used glass jars.

Using a circuit machine to print vinyl stickers and adding fairy lights, they transformed the jars into other-worldly nightlights.

The finished products were a big hit, earning the class sales of €1,868 and a whopping €1,600 in profit.

The class organised a Taylor Swift-themed pizza party to celebrate before donating most of their earnings to the Make-a-Wish Foundation, due to a connection in their class.

Teacher Mary Ward’s Sixth Class in St. Mary’s Girls’ National School, Lucan, received the Top Teams Award for their JEP business, Bowtique Bows.

Using YouTube instruction videos, the class learned how to make bows and developed a five-step process to ensure all the bows were made to a high standard. 

They also designed and made a device to help them make the bows faster.

The budding entrepreneurs had a ready market for their product, and they made sales of €725 and a profit of €611.

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