Balbriggan Student Aoife ‘making every step count’

April 27, 2017 0

Aoife Ní Chuanaigh, a 14 year old student of the new Gaelcholáiste, Coláiste Ghlór na Mara is heading to the National Student Enterprise Finals next Wednesday in Croke Park. Aoife wrote a book called ‘Make Every Step Count’. This book is something she has thought about for a long time and it was during Business Studies that she was was inspired to become an entrepreneur and to write this book.

colaiste_ghlor_na_maraAoife noticed a gap in the market for this kind of product. A book to guide fellow teenagers, a book to inspire, advise and inform of their day to day concerns or issues in life.

Aoife is a young, confident and independent girl who shares her tips and tricks on how to make life easier and better. In her book, she guides girls in the right direction on health, beauty and life advice. Aoife printed the book from online printers and sold 20 copies in the area. This is only the start, since winning the Fingal Intermediate title, Aoife has ordered another batch of books and plans on developing her book further by adding more to it.

Aoife wishes to develop her product by adding in more chapters to deal with the need for answers amongst her peers. Aoife would like to expand her market by promoting her book through media. Aoife was approached by principals and CSPE teachers asking if they could use her book as a learning tool. The school library bought a few copies as the quality of the book is so high. Aoife is very proud of her product and is an inspiration to young girls in Ireland. Aoife is now hooked by the prospect of entrepreneurship and is very excited about the National Finals in Croke Park.

This is a great achievement for the school. It is an all-Irish language school in Balbriggan and this is our third year in operation. Aoife is an inspiration to her fellow classmates that hard-work and perseverance can open as many doors as possible. Aoife’s school is set in an area where social issues range from underage pregnancy to low school attendance and poor diet. Thus, this product is important to girls of Aoife’s age, they turn to this book for answers or for advice. Therefore, there is a market for ‘Make Every Step Count’.

Congratulations Aoife and best of luck  at the National Student Enterprise Finals in Croke Park next week!