Wallace Pupils Realise Their Ambition

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050407.jpgFour Wallace High School Lower Sixth pupils are heading off to Bucharest nest week to take part in a European Trade fair. The 17 year olds, Ashleigh Davidson, Naomi McReynolds, Fiona Lee and Ashleigh Davis will be one of only two companies representing Northern Ireland at the Trade Fair. The four day trip will include a Gala dinner, Young Enterprise workshops and cultural experiences such as Romanian dance classes.

The girls are members of Wallace’s Young Enterprise company “Ambition” which was set up last September as part of Wallace’s extensive Sixth Form enrichment programme. Managing Director Ashleigh Davidson explained, “We are delighted that our company has done so well this year, winning Best Product at two Trade Fairs and enjoying a 96% gross profit. We have high hopes of success in Bucharest and we are looking forward to travelling over with the team from Omagh Christian Brothers School to represent Northern Ireland.”

Ambition’s innovative product is an interactive CD and book for Key Stage Two pupils which introduces them to French and Spanish. Company members are also currently visiting local primary schools, giving introductory language lessons to pupils. Company Secretary Ashleigh Davis went on, “This experience has certainly improved our language skills as well as increasing our confidence in Public Speaking.

We are now exploring the possibility of launching another book, this time aimed at teaching English to new members of the European Union.” Human Resource Director Fiona Lee added, “Our Link teacher, Ms Neill has provided invaluable support throughout the year for us, as has Andrew Fallis from the Northern Bank.” Finance Director Naomi concluded, “We are now busy studying for our Young Enterprise exams and are also looking forward to giving presentations at the SEELB Finals . I would certainly encourage other Sixth Years to get involved with the Young Enterprise scheme as it has really opened up many superb opportunities for our entire company.”

Last modified: May 18, 2007