Students from St. Brigid’s Presentation School in Killarney have claied the “Best Newcomer” award at the AIB Build A Bank Programme. The national competition is open to all transition year students in the country and this is the first year that St Brigid’s presentation secondary school took part in the programme. They had to set up a bank in the school, learn about the mechanics of what it takes to run a bank, open accounts for students and encourage savings.
The team decided they wanted their bank to benefit the school and did so under their theme of wellbeing. Recently the girls travelled to the RDS, Dublin to compete against schools from all over the country and won the coveted prize of “Best Newcomer”.
They had to present on stage at the RDS in front of their peers country wide and were delighted to come away with the prestigious award.
Congratulations to all the students and their teacher Adrienne Brosnan.
The AIB Build A Bank programme has been running for 17 years. It is a national competition open to all transition year students in the country.