MINDING THEIR OWN BUSINESS

Posted on 30th November 2016 | News

Year 13 students put their entrepreneurial skills to the test whilst raising an impressive £1000 for local charity, Action Mental Health.  Twenty students from Business Studies and Economics participated in a Young Enterprise scheme that saw the students set up their own mini-company.  The group personally customised mugs and designed school hoodies which they sold at St. George’s Market in Belfast and throughout the wider school community.  Students decided through a class vote to donate £1000 of the money raised to Action Mental Health. 

On presenting the cheque, Conor Doran, Managing Director of the Young Enterprise Group, explained why they had chosen Action Mental Health as a recipient of the funds:  “As I and other students have got older, we realise that mental ill health is a serious problem within Northern Ireland.  Unfortunately many of us have witnessed what mental illness can do to people and how it can affect a whole community when someone loses their battle against it.  Action Mental Health work tirelessly within our local schools to promote awareness of mental health issues and encourage us to talk to someone if we are ever in doubt. We wanted to raise funds for the charity so they could continue their worthwhile work raising awareness and reducing the stigma associated with mental health issues”.