THE Tullamore Court has never seen anything like it. Almost two hundred transition year students and their teachers, an RTE film crew, Intel and the Tullamore Lions Club own recording crew and the overall winners of the BT Young Scientist Exhibition setting out the background to their success………these were just some of the features of the two day Innovation Camp.
Add to this, an overall facilitator who travelled from California and a US based key note speaker who lectures on Entrepreneurship around the world meant that this Camp was the largest and most unique of its type ever attempted in Ireland.
Almost 700 energy bars, half a truck load of fruit and a healthy options lunch menu fuelled the engine of the the students who were divided up into 27 teams to work on two case studies based on improving both mental health and physical health in young people.
Such was the success of the Camp that it is now hoped it can be replicated internationally, which would be a wonderful coup for the Tullamore Lions Club.
Already, the follow- up to the Camp is being worked on by both Intel and the Lions Clubs and will include some additional details surrounding the six stage process, entrepreneurship and innovation and the latest trends in technology. Intel’s aim is to bring this Innovation Camp to over 1 million students internationally over the next few years, replicating the template of the Tullamore Camp,
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