As part of their 200th Anniversary Celebrations the Limerick Chamber in association with Dell computers sponsored a schools competition entitled “Limerick Thru the Ages”.
TY students Peadar O’Loughlin, Zac Thompson, Charlie Murphy and Rory Clarke travelled to Dell Computers in Raheen with Ms O’Sullivan their Business Teacher in November to attend the official launch.
The competition itself was adjudicated by Jan O’Sullivan Minister for education, representatives from LIT, Limerick Chamber and Dell. Students were encouraged to do projects on businesses in Limerick recounting the past, present and future of those businesses.
Two teams from Ms O’Sullivan’s Business class in Glenstal Abbey school made it to the final which was held in Limerick Institute of Technology on Friday 27th February.
The first team was a first year duo; Taylor Gleeson and Maxwell Downing who did their project on the famous Gleeson’s Sports Store.
The Second year entry came from JD O’Dea who did his project on one of Limerick City’s landmark bars, Gerry O’Dea’s.
Although not among the prize winners, both projects were in the top six and their eye-catching monster poster received much admiration from the adjudicators,press and attendees alike.
Well done to all junior students who participated and first years who travelled to support them on the day.
The photo shows JD O’Dea talking about his project to the Minster for Education, Jan O’Sullivan.