Latest Laois Event: Mountrath Community School Christmas Market

Latest Laois Event: Mountrath Community School Christmas Market

Christmas Market at Mountrath Community School

On Friday the tenth of December, the innovative and entrepreneurial skills of Mountrath Community School’s students were on display. The occasion was the annual and much-celebrated festive Transition Year market in the school.

This year was not disappointing; with an array of home crafts, artisan products, fresh lemonade, maple syrup, signs, vintage clothes, T-shirt’s with Album covers prints, cakes, pastries, wooden Christmas candle logs, keyrings, jewellery and hampers on display.

The students had a unique opportunity to advertise, sell and deal with their customers. First-year student David Olasani said that it was really enjoyable and a great opportunity to pick up some presents.

Transition year student George Donnery said that it was a really enjoyable experience, and it was so encouraging when you could see the public receiving your product and purchasing it.

Teacher Evelyn Geary said that the students learn so much from a day like this, packaging, pricing, display and positive customer feedback on their mini companies. 

The Principal Ms K O Brien said that the Festive Market was a great success, and it was very encouraging for the students, to put all their entrepreneurial skills into action.