Last Thursday 24th November all of TYO had an Innovation exhibition in the Myles Hall from 20opm until 4.00pm. every pupil in the year took part in the competition , where pupils in teams had to come up with new ideas. There was a full range of prototypes and finished products on display and the competition was kindly judged by Ms Paula O’Doherty and Ms Laura Woelfe. here are plenty of photos of the stands on display during the afternoon.
3 times Olympic Irish Badminton player came back to see his old school last week. He spoke in Senior Assembly and then came to 6th Year Business Class to Talk to Pupils about life as a professional sportsman and his career as a Entrepreneur. He runs a clothing company from his home in Denmark and is considering other business options in the future back here in Ireland. He impressed upon the pupils the need to regard yourself as a product in the world of individual sportsman in todays world. In order to make a reasonable living professional sports people must understand the business side of the life. In order to make a good living you have to be marketing savvy. You need to be open to sponsorship and giving clients value for money when taking you on board in order to enhance your earnings. Training for the Olympics is a 4 year plan that requires dedication and a steady income stream. His lifestyle has taken its toll on him physically and financially it is a strain, especially when injured. The dedication required is a remarkable tribute to him.
All pupils entering the Student Enterprise Competition must have their samples shown to Mr Delany by Tuesday 29th November. Please make sure you get a Business Report Template for your Business idea from your teacher. The TYO Innovation day Is to take place on Thursday 24th November in the Myles Hall. Good luck to all those participating.
This year’s Transition Year Mini-Company have been busy at work since September 2016, from market researching to creating products to sell. -26 ideas is a unique and creative company created by young and daring entrepreneurs. -Our first couple of weeks consisted on Brain-storming and Negotiating different ideas. -We then separated into 5 groups with different ideas on different products. -CVs were sent in and each of us were interviewed for different roles within the company…. -We have a CEO, assistant CEO, marketing manager, assistant marketing manager, finance manager, assistant finance manager, human resource manager, production manager, project managers, a secretary and workers. -Shareholders of the company include each member of the class and 15 members of staff. Our company has many different ideas:
This year’s competition is in full swing and the South County chief Organiser, Mr Joseph Keating, paid a visit to the school to talk to 1st years about the whole competition. He gave a very interesting presentation to 45 pupils about how to generate ideas for the competition. The key dates for all pupils are that next week they 24 November, they must have presented a prototype to Mr Delany for approval.
And so the school starts another new year with loads of pupils undertaking new subjects and hobbies. This years 1st year classes seem as lively as ever and already there has been plenty of activity on the Student Enterprise Competition. Last Friday 22nd of September, Joseph Keating from The local Enterprise board came in to talk the 1st year classes about the competition and on Tuesday of this week another class went in Georges Street Arcade to view proper market stalls in operation and see some real small scale businesses in operation. Below are some of Stalls and their products.
All Business and Economics pupils in 5th Year went off to Tullamore to the annual event. Over 120 pupils from Wesley attended on Tuesday 20 September along with 100,000 people. It is a vast show and almost impossible to see all the different business stalls and agricultural stands in 1 day. It requires a lot of stamina and walking. Below are some of the small business ideas.
Student Enterprise Competition The Student Enterprise South County Dublin final was held on Thursday 10th March in the Marine Hotel Dun Laoighaire. Over 100 pupils from 18 different schools participated and Wesley had 15 pupils enter. We had 5 different businesses represented in the 3 categories and in the Junior Section, ‘Book Book Company ‘ run by Sophie Lynam, Laurie McPhilimy, Anna Lew and Dairine McCabe came in 3rd place. They won a lovely trophy and €100 voucher. Well done to you indeed. They were presented with their trophy and prize by the Mayor of Dun Laoighaire/ Rathdown. Congratulations to our other contestants who produced excellent products and displays on the day.
Enigma Designs. Two 6th year classes went on a visit to Enigma Designs, run by a former Wesley College pupil Steven Jones. He has a ‘bespoke furniture design’ factory in Newtown Mount Kennedy. He kindly took our pupils on a factory tour after giving a short presentation to the pupils on the origins of the business. He showed the pupils around his showrooms before taking them down to the shop floor where kitchen cabinets, book cases and bedroom furniture is made. He has a fantastic business and the quality of his product range is really impressive. We can highly recommend his business to everyone.
TYO work Experience It was a busy month in the Business Dept as the TYO completed their work experience with OMD. Now in its 15th year, 14 pupils from Wesley college took on an assignment from Water Wipes Ireland and over 5 days came up with a new promotional campaign for the company. As is usual each group made their presentations to the company in the school auditorium on the Friday afternoon. Pupils from 3rd and 5th Years made up the audience.
A new Mini Company has started this term with a new set of ideas and schemes. We are still awaiting the final results of last term’s Mini Company and their final accounts are awaited with interest. The winners of the Student Enterprise Award Competition received their prizes in assembly last Thursday 28th January. The non food prize winners will go forward to the Dublin final in March. This Thursday 4th February, they will be given a day’s training by the Enterprise Association, on improving their final reports for the big final day. Below are some photos of the winners after having been presented with their prizes by the Principal, Mr Woods and Ms Janice Walsh, the main Awards;
This was a very busy month in the Business Department as many projects were being concluded. Here is a list of the activities that took place during the month. 1 Mini Company Shareholders Meeting The end of the 1st Module saw the Mini Company hold its shareholders meeting at which the CEO explained what the company had been doing over the past 4 months. They were selling handmade wallets, school calendars smoothies and other small items. We are awaiting the final accounts to be published to see the profit made on trading.
1 Student Enterprise update. All pupils involved should have given in their entry form to their teacher by now as well as their Report booklet. The Report booklet is due in by Friday 27th November to Mr Delany’s Classroom C25. Late applications are still being accepted until Nov 20. Many groups have not completed their entry forms in full and they have been sent back to their teachers to get be filled in fully. This must be done this week. You must now show a sample of your products to Mr Delany over the coming weeks and begin work on your report. Remember to take photos of all your production stages to include in your report. 2 Winners of the 4th Year stock market game were Dain Laird and Sun Yun Kim, with a total fund value of €51500. They were closely followed by Dylan Capaldi and Callum Cooke, with a fund valued at €50500. Prizes will be distributed shortly and well done to you all. 3 3rd Years Attend CIMI quiz night 3 teams of 4 attended the Tallaght IT Junior Cert quiz night. It was organised by CIMI and 25 teams in total turned up. The quiz was a mixture of business questions and general knowledge. We came 8th, 11th and 15th. A good time was had by all and the pupils promised me it was there general knowledge that let them down. 4 Business Innovation Award Update.
Mr Robinson met with all the 5th year Business pupils for 20 mins on Monday 9th November to mentor them on the business ideas. He was really impressed by the range of ideas and the way in which they engaged with him in their interview. He has given up a lot of his time to speak to the groups and we would like to thank him very much for his great work in encouraging the next generation of entrepreneurs. Some of the ideas are as follows.
1 A sales generation service which finds sales leads for start-up businesses in the greater Dublin area who are struggling to find sales. Also works finding leads for hotels with low occupancy rates. No win, no fee system, where the sales leads gathered are guaranteed to be of use to the client, or no pay is necessary.
2 Our business idea is a website that people can use to post about their skin problems and get help by posting photos and asking questions from dermatologists for cheaper than going to the dermatologist.
3 product name: Smartway Business name: Smartway Students: Ruthann, Robert and Cian This is a phone app that is personalised by the students to their needs and wants, with full user control. The app is sold to school who then give access to their students.
4 Find my war hero
An app based database which links you to a forum of particular divisions, battalions, regiments and platoons. You search these by looking up the name of the soldier you are searching in the search bar and you are linked to a forum to where that soldier is known to be deployed and his unit. It is a pay to upload app and once online, you can upload information you know about the unit’s action, photos you may have or stories you know about their action.
Kyle Douglas Shane Bryan
5 Our idea is a calorie counting app.
Our target market would be people who are trying to diet whether or not that’s to lose weight, maintain weight or gain weight but for now we will focus on women lolling to lose weight and watch their diet so that we can improve on the app in the future.You would set a goal of how much weight you want to lose or gain and enter your height, age and current weight so that it knows your body type, it could then set a goal of how many calories you should try to eat a day. There will also be a section were you enter the amount of exercise and what types of exercise you have done. This will tell you how many calories you have burned off.We could then add a homepage for users to share their results with others and share recipes.
How it would work.
The user would enter the food they are eating or scan it on their phone camera and the nutritional information would show up on the screen ie. Energy, fat, carbohydrates, protein, calories and the ingredients etc… As it would be impossible to put every single food and drinks information into the app we would leave it to the users to add it in so it will be there on the database for others to use.
6 Our idea is based around the convenience of the food market.
We deliver portioned, fresh ingredients for easy home cooking. Out target market is family. Post interview with Mr.Robinson we were given tips and ideas on how to logistically run the back office of our project (issues concerning delivering times and pre portioning)
Signed Josh Croly, Marko Nazarov & Christopher Tebbs
7 Our idea is a sports management app called ClubHub.
Our app is similar to the sports management system Teamer, which has utilities for coaches such as Match locations and Team Selections. But, our app idea has more helpful and unique specs such as Specific Layouts for the groups needs e.g. Football and hockey formations An instant messenger “group chat” for coaches and players to talk. Playbook to allow players to look over set moves e.g. Short corners, lineouts, backs moves. Player profiles with info on season stats e.g minutes played, goals scored, tackles made. Albums for recent game photos. Coach reviews at end of games with individual player ratings. Side pop-up menu to make this all easily accessible. We’d price this at €25 per team for a yearly subscription and we aim this app mainly at school teams (10-50 players)
Alex Barlow Andrew Egan Tj Malone David Motyer
8 Our name is: Study Buddy