Belfast Telegraph

Girls take big Leap

Three north Belfast schools who teamed up to write and publish an innovative book for children promoting tourist attractions in Northern Ireland have finished runner-up in a prestigious competition.

The pupils from Belfast Model School for Girls, Little Flower Girls’ School and Our Lady of Mercy Girls’ School claimed second prize in the e-Skills Prize for Entrepreneurship & e-Skills, which attracted 400 entries from 20 different countries.

The girls’ project was called LeapNI and it was supported by Young Enterprise NI.

They noticed a gap in the market for a story book which would appeal to children and would promote ideas for days-out in Northern Ireland.

Nelson McCausland MLA commented: “This is an excellent project and I wish to congratulate all concerned.

“The pupils and staff from the three schools have worked well together to make it a success and this is an excellent cross-community project through which they have learned about working with others.”

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