Tallaght students Build A Bank

By Hayden Moore

TRANSITION Year students from Tallaght were challenged with building a bank, and battled it out with 800 other students from around the country, reports Hayden Moore.

Student’s from Tallaght Community School, Sancta Maria College and Ballinteer Community School all attended the Dublin Regional Final of the AIB Build A Bank Challenge in the Stillorgan Park Hotel.


Tallaght Community School students at the Build A Bank challenge

The main aim of the challenge is for the students to not only build and run a bank throughout the academic year, but give them the opportunity to give back to their community by showcasing their creativity and entrepreneurship.

In its 16th year, 260 students from all across Leinster undertook this year’s challenge, in which the results of their work were celebrated on Friday, February 9.

From all who took part, 48 teams were victorious in becoming National Finalists – with the National Final of the challenge to be held in the RDS in March.

The culmination of the Build a Bank challenge will take place on Wednesday, March 21 where there will be up to €50,000 worth of prizes up for grabs.

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