Presentation Castleisland is the ‘Most Enterprising School in Kerry’

Presentation Castleisland sent three groups to the Student Enterprise County Finals in IT Tralee last weekend.

Two first year groups were entered into the Junior Category and one third year group into the Intermediate Category of the competition.

Educational and Training

The two first year groups were: ‘Complete Camán’ who made an all-in-one training hurley for all ages and abilities.

Each hurley was tailor-made and had two elements: educational and training. The hurleys are educational as they have the names of each part of the hurley scribed on them along with colour coded hand prints, which show the correct position to places your hands on the hurley.

Smart Phone Radiation

The training element of the hurley is that all aspects of the game of hurling can be practiced by the individual as there is a tethered ball attachment on each hurley. The other First Year enterprise was ‘Blockout’, a smart phone radiation reducing charging box.

This box can fit any size smart phone and is lined with lead which reduces the amount of radiation that is emitted from smart phones, particularly when charging beside your bed at night.

Wear ‘n’ Tear

The third year enterprise was ‘Wear ‘n’ Tear’ and they manufactured tailored made sports compression shirts with velcro pockets that can be attached to various areas of the upper body with a hot/cold pack inside to aid muscle recovery after training.

On the day, Presentation Castleisland was the most successful school as it scooped all the awards in the Junior Category: First place for the Complete Camán; Second place for the Blockout and won the overall prize as the Most Enterprising School in Kerry 2018.

Croke Park Bound

The Complete Camán group also received a €50 voucher for the Best Use of Irish on the day.

The Complete Camán group now go onto represent Kerry at the National Student Enterprise Final in Croke Park on Wednesday, May 2nd.

This is the second time in three years that Presentation Castleisland has reached this stage of the prestigious event. It showcases the high level of entrepreneurial excellence being encouraged and nurtured in the school.


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