Today, 6th class had to try some team-building (and hopefully not-egg-breaking!) activities.
They had 20 mins to construct a craft to drop an egg from a height.
The Media team got off to an enthusiastic and chaotic start.
Last minute alterations saw them celebrating the safe landing of their egg!
The Presentation girls had great fun trying different strategies.
As Sarah had to go to quiz practice, it was decided to leave their drop until tomorrow.
Unfortunately the relocation of the egg to a "safe" place was unsuccessful and Chloe was left mopping up!
Our Finance and Legal team got busy and were creative in their attemptJohn took control of the drop, alas another egg eggsploded!
Sorcha and Paul were focused from the start and were confident of a successful outcome, however, the eggcitement was too much for Paul who turned the launch upsidedown prior to release, thus smashing their chances.
So, the remaining team, Sales and Marketing seemed relaxed and confident in their task.
After Oisín released their creation, there was much tension as David carefully opened it to eggsamine the results. Much cheering ensued as a perfectly intact egg was revealed!
On Friday, we had a visit from Peter Cosgrove who is an entrepreneur here in Cavan.
He talked about how he developed his business and then he gave advice to our budding entrepreneurs!
Here are some of his points:
do what interests you; you should get motivation and enjoyment from your career
you have to work hard
keep costs low, get a good selling price to make a profit
business is competitive, it is like a game that you want to win and beat your opponents
go as far as you can in your education
go and work for a company for experience
go out on your own or with partners
go international as soon as possible
don't take yourself too seriously, be prepared to accept differing opinions or advice that you might not like