Mini Company Christmas Fair

Mini-Company Christmas Trade Fair


On Tuesday 10th of December 3 mini companies travelled to Douglas Village shopping centre for the Mini Company competition by the Student Enterprise Boards with their teacher Ms. Quirke. Over 100 mini companies attended the fair (a new record for the South Cork Schools Enterprise Programme) where they displayed and sold their products.  ‘HurlingHUB’, ’Marshmallow Matters’, and ‘Bandaí ’were the 3 mini companies that represented our school.


Students Kevin Moynihan, Garan Manley, Sean O’ Connor and Jack Enright are the members of the company ‘HurlingHUB’ which sell wooden hurley keyrings with various clubs engraved on them. ‘Marshmallow Matters’ are a confectionary company and includes the students Max O’ Neill, Thembani Mabunda and Dylan Casey. This company started out selling marshmallow wafer treats in the school. For Christmas this company branched into the candy cane area setting up an initiative called ‘Cupids Candy Canes’. This involved selling candy canes to students in CBS with a little card for the boys to write a note. This initiative proved very popular among the students with lots of candy canes being sent up to the girls in St. Mary’s High School! Their idea really added to the Christmas buzz around the school!


The company ‘Bandaí’ includes the students Conor Meade, Jack Mc Lean, Rian Hogan and Mark Kelliher. This group sold ‘Pieta House’ silicone wristbands in aid of suicide awarness. With the opening of the first Pieta House in Cork this was a great cause and a great company to be involved in.


Max O’ Neill discussed his experience saying that he “thought it was a great learning curve. I realised that business is not all about profit but having good co-operation between the members of the company. We learned many skills including organisation, communication and teamwork and overall we felt that is was a great learning experience”.


The students really enjoyed the fair and it was very interesting to see all the other schools and displays on the day. We have also just received the news from the South Cork Schools Enterprise Programme that as a result of their
presentation at the Christmas fair the mini company ‘HurlingHUB’ have been shortlisted for the Regional Final! This is very exciting for the students and Ms. Quirke and they will be busy in the New Year preparing for the competition in March. We will be sure to keep you up to date on the group’s progress. Once again congratulations to HurlingHUB! 

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