Christy O'Connor, Kevin Krol. (TY) (Christmas Logs)

Darragh Wright Twomey. (TY) (Christmas Logs)

TEXT Enterprise Christmas Market

Event Title: Enterprise Christmas Market in Portlaoise College

Who took part: Students: Transition Year students and enterprising students from 1st to 6th year
Teacher: Ms. Duggan

Date of event: Thursday the 3rd December 2015

Portlaoise College held their first Enterprise Christmas Market in the school hall on the Thursday 3rd December. The market comprises of a staggering 45 stalls which offered a range of unusual crafty products and a host of baked goods to tempt customers. Parents, family, friends, students and teachers were welcomed to attend and they didn’t disappoint. Students used a whole raft of techniques to tempt every customer to open their purse or wallet but it was undoubtedly the inviting festive and friendly experience that made most impression. Student stall holders want extend a big thank you to all whom supporting their school enterprise Christmas Market. Already enterprising students are thinking about possible products and crafts for the 2016 market! 53 students in all designed and made or sourced a product for their stall at the market. They each were solely responsible for pricing, packaging, advertising and managing finance. Many performed well and were undoubtedly happy with the profits they generated on the day!

Enterprising students who partook are: Maria Bors, Aaron Carroll, Kyle Wals, Chloe Houlihan, Shantell Lawless, Danielle Feane, Janelin Roden, Craig Lynch, Wiki Wojtkievicz & Saoirse Bergin, Darragh Wright Twomey, Christy O’Connor, Kevin Krol, Kristian Krol, Finna Cadegan, Keith Lynch, Daryl Ntumba, Paige Wilcox, Curtis Walsh, Nathan Dowling, Brian Quinn, Holly Lanigan, Jordan Tinkler Duff, Lacie Gorman, Ciara Matthews, Claire Scully, Ryan McEvoy, Reiltín Farrell, Leah Delaney, Shauna Techera, Evelina Petrvoska, Natalia Lodzinska , Jagoda Loj, Daniel Phillips, Oreoluwa Ajekigbe, Abdel Karim Sekaken, Eve Farrell, Katie Farrell, Leona Cuddy, Zdenka Danielova, Rebecca Heffernan, Molly O’Connor, Maeve Mitche, Matthew McBride.