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Students from St Paul’s High School are celebrating the completion of the ‘QuickStart Programme’ this week with local charity Young Enterprise NI.

The QuickStart Programme, supported by Ulster Bank, sees Year 8 students develop a marketable product and business plan under the guidance of Young Enterprise volunteer Nichola Mc Camley from Demenex Plant Hire Ltd and Ms Vicki Downing from St Paul’s High School.  They have followed a detailed 10-week programme learning about entrepreneurship.  The Quick Start programme is overseen by Ms Christine Fearon, St Paul’s HS.  Ms Fearon commented: “This is a fantastic opportunity for our pupils to develop those skills which are so valuable in-school but also in the world of work. The QuickStart programme offered and highly executed by Young Enterprise NI and has been welcomed into our school this year.”

Students from St Paul’s High School, Bessbrook celebrate the completion of the ‘QuickStart Programme’ this week with local charity Young Enterprise NI.
Students from St Paul’s High School, Bessbrook celebrate the completion of the ‘QuickStart Programme’ this week with local charity Young Enterprise NI.

Young Enterprise NI brings together companies and classrooms, encouraging students to an exciting and be creative and begin to develop entrepreneurial qualities at a young age.

Carol Fitzsimons MBE, Chief Executive of Young Enterprise commented: “We are delighted to partner with Ulster Bank on our QuickStart Programme. QuickStart is a fantastic way for the students to gain first-hand experience of how business works while developing their entrepreneurship and employability skills. I look forward to seeing what the young people come up with.”

Young Enterprise NI is a charity and is principally funded by the Department of Education. For more information, including volunteering and fundraising opportunities please visit www.yeni.co.uk.  For further details on Ulster Bank’s community initiatives, go to www.ulsterbank.com

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