Castleisland Community College Students Reach Goalmine Enterprise Finals

Castleisland Community College Bright Future team. Teacher and mentor, Laura Leahy is pictured with: Lea Voigtlander Shauna O’Keeffe and Edward Roche.

The Castleisland Community College sustainable business group, Bright Future consists of Transition Year students: Shauna O’Keeffe, Lea Voigtlander and Edward Roche.

“The students have come up with the idea of  making lamps out of food cans and scrap metal, preventing single use disposal,” according to a college spokesperson.

“The lamps will be solar powered and the college group was one of seven to be selected in Kerry for the final that took place in Munster Technological University, Tralee earlier this month.

Sustainable Development Goals

“The group members presented and pitched their idea based on the 17 sustainable development goals.

“Goalmine stimulates and ignites the innate problem solving, critical thinking, and innovative mind-set of the participants through applied entrepreneurial and creative learning practice.

“This programme equips students with entrepreneurial skills, which will prove important as the world seeks to rebuild post Covid-19,” said the spokesperson.

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