Business and New Ventures

Our Banking Project                                                                                        27/09/2018 – 28/09/2018

Last Thursday and Friday a man came into our school from the bank of Ireland called Brian and talked to us about business and new ventures.

On the Thursday Brian split us into groups and we had to come up with our own mini business. We got thinking and came up with very interesting and clever ideas.

My group put our heads together and decided to produce “Solar Powered Blinds.” We called them “Jasker Blinds” because J is for Jacob, A is for Áine, S is for Seara, K is for Kate, E is for Eli and R is for Rebecca. The point of our blinds was that when the sun hits the blinds it naturally heats up your home. We found this better than radiators because there is less smoke and less of a possibility of fire. On Friday two people from the Bank of Ireland came in and acted like people from the Dragons Den. They listened to what we had to say and then tried to make a deal by giving us Bizbucks.

I really enjoyed this experience with Brian from the Bank of Ireland and hope to do something like this in the future.

Kate

Our Banking Project                                                                                       27/09/2018 – 28/09/2018

Last week a man called Brian came to the school and gave us a banking experience. This experience lasted two days.

On the first day Brian showed us a slideshow all about what you need to make a company. Then we were split into five groups which would each invent a new company. He also gave us 80 bizbucks to pay for materials etc. We had to make a poster and PowerPoint that we would have to present to two dragons.

On the second day we finished our posters and PowerPoints. Then we presented our business to 3rd & 4th class. Next we had to present it to the two dragons. The dragons would give you a certain amount of bizbucks for a certain percentage of your company.

I really enjoyed this experience.

Muireann

Our Banking Project                                                                                        27/09/2018 – 28/09/2018

On Thursday and Friday we created our first business. The people in my group were Áine, Elliot, Luke, Killian and Caitlin. We were making bins where you would put your plastic in. Every Saturday we would get our lorries to collect the bins and bring them back to our factory in Dublin.

There we would mix the plastic and aqua dissolution acid. Then we would bring the water to another factory in Dublin where they put the water in glass bottles. You could get your tickets in your local shop. We would pay the shops for selling our tickets by giving them the glass bottles of water. I was the director of sales.

Darragh

Our Banking Project                                                                                        27/09/2018 – 28/09/2018

Last Thursday and Friday we met a man called Brian from the Bank of Ireland. He helped us set up our own mini business. There were five groups. House, Cars, ADA Solutions, Earthline, Jasker Blinds and Chillers.

I was in Earthline. Our ideas was to make a boat that cleans up pollution.

On Thursday we watched a PowerPoint on how to set up a business and came up with the product. We got a loan from the bank to pay for art supplies for business cards and a poster.

On Friday morning we made a PowerPoint and tested our product with 3rd and 4th class. Then the Dragons came and my group got 100 bizbucks for 45% of our company. We then paid back the bank. I really enjoyed it.

Eoin