Transition year students from Gort Community School in Co. Galway have been crowned the "GROW2CEO" 2019 champions at GROW HQ Waterford.
Earlier this year, every secondary school in Ireland was invited by GIY and Cully & Sully to enter the "GROW2CEO" competition and combine their food growing and entrepreneurial skills by growing their own food and using it to devise a soup recipe along with a complimentary branding and a marketing for their new enterprise.
"A Fantastic Vehicle"
Cullen Allen of Cully and Sully commented, "'GROW2CEO' is a fantastic vehicle for students to take learning out of the classroom and into the real business world. It’s really about self-development. Besides the obvious - growing, cooking, branding and marketing - they learn how to conduct meaningful research, presentation skills, public speaking, idea development and technology. It also forces them to think about the food they eat and how its produced.
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"It is wonderful to see the spirit of business ignite amongst the student teams and know that they have gained real-life business skills, which will stand to them in their chosen careers."
€5,000 Prize Pot
The winning students were awarded a prize pot of €5,000 which included a €3,000 school garden among other offerings and trips for the school.
Each runner up team was awarded €500.
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