For the past 2 weeks we have been preparing our pitches for Dragons' Den. In total there were 13 business ideas. We had two business visitors; May Stokes, Ger O'Keeffe and of course Mrs. Hanrick. Every idea was presented well using powerpoints and each pitch was clear and well researched. In the end there were 3 ideas picked; a Summer Activity Book, Wooden door signs and 'Loppy Laces' where us 6th Class will teach younger children how to tie shoe laces and they'll receive a pair of colourful laces at the end.
By Zara Carey
Today we had 2 entrepreneur visitors. Photographer Ignatious O'Neill and Emer Fenlon of Seven 7s Taxi. They came to talk to us about being an entrepreneur. We learned a lot from them and hope to use this information in our JEP project and in business when we grow up.
On Monday morning Jan 28th 6th class went to the Watershed to compete in a Spikeball tournament. Sadly, we did not qualify to the finals but some teams made it into the semi-finals. We all had a great time!
Well done to our 6th Class debaters who defeated the motion above in their most recent debate. A just reward for the many hours they have been putting in preparing !
FRONT ROW L-R: Billy O'Keeffe, Róisín Brennan, Mikey Keating
BACK ROW L-R: James Fenlon, Katie Scriven, Aoife Brett
Thursday the 29th of November saw Gowran National School take on Rahealty National School from Tipperary in the Concern Primary Debating knock-out round. The debate was held in the Kilkenny Education Centre. The team for this round was Mikey Keating (Captain), Katie Scriven (2nd Speaker), Billy O'Keeffe (Final Speaker) and James Fenlon as Chairperson.
After the intense debate the adjudicators stepped out of the room to make their decision whilst the teams waited nervously for the announcement.
In the end the adjudicators finally came to a decision. It was an extremely close contest but thankfully our school came out on top. We were delighted, and our team will advance to the next stage of competition in January.
By: James Fenlon and Billy O'Keeffe