TRANSITION Year students from Maria Immaculata Community College Dunmanway will represent the West Cork Enterprise Board and region in the national finals of the Student Enterprise Awards to be held in Croke Park on Wednesday next, April 17th.
The company, “PRS Games” under the guidance of teacher Sinead Meade will make the journey to Dublin with their board game “The Road to Safety” which teaches children and adults about the importance of road safety in a fun way.
“The Road to Safety” is currently retailing for €15 and is available online on www.prsgames.weebly.com and directly from the school with many more retail outlets taking the product in the coming weeks.
The group are also donating 10% of their profits to the National Rehabilitation Centre.
Speaking of the project, Denis Kelleher, Managing Director of PRS Games said, “We are really proud of our product which is unique in that it is the only board game of its type that is both educational and fun.
“We are thrilled to be representing West Cork in Dublin next week and I hope we can go on to do our region proud.
“We feel we have a lot to offer as we are currently in the early stages of creating further safety awareness games which include a game on farm safety and school safety as well as working on an online version of the games.
“We feel it is really important to educate kids about road safety from an early age. Unfortunately the number of road deaths seems to be on the increase this year so we feel there is a definite market for our product.
“We are delighted with the success of our mini-company which really is accredited to the strength and co-operation of our team.
“This success could not have been achieved without the dedication and perseverance of the students within our group as well as our teachers here at MICC. PRS Games are proud to be representing West Cork in Dublin this April and we are extremely grateful to everyone who has helped us on our journey,” he said.
Edele Lamb from The National Rehabilitation Centre added, “We are delighted to accept the generous donation from PRS Games. This money will go towards such projects as development of a Therapy Garden on the hospital grounds, minibus transportation to facilitate patients to attend events in the community and specialist equipment for the Speech & Language Therapy service.”
The success of PRS Games could not have been achieved without the dedication and perseverance of the students within the group as well as their teachers at MICC. PRS Games are proud to be representing West Cork in Dublin this April and are extremely grateful to everyone who has helped them on their journey.