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Bursary awarded to students for Irish language game

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 30/04/2013. Bursary awarded to students for Irish language gameTags: Teachers News

A bursary has been awarded to three students after they decided to produce their Irish language word game in Ireland and not China.

The pupils of Regina Mundi College in Douglas, a suburb of Cork, were handed €2,000 from RTE TV's Junior Dragons' Den for the Focail Iontacha game, which is aimed at teaching Irish to schoolchildren in a fun way, the Irish Examiner reports.

Jennifer Chadwick, Lauren Burke and Alex Whelan invented the game in business class and, although it would be cheaper to have it made in China, they opted instead to go with a company in Dublin.

The game sees players trying to come up with as many Irish words as possible using the cards they are given, with the letters used earning them points.

Lauren explained: "We spent a lot of time on the design and we've gone through a few prototypes before placing our first order of 1,000 games."

Written by Donal WalshADNFCR-2163-ID-801578907-ADNFCR


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