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Co Tyrone pupils win award for children's first aid kit


Delighted: Ann McGregor

Delighted: Ann McGregor

Delighted: Ann McGregor

Young entrepreneurs from Omagh Academy have won a European award for their Ouch Pouch - a first aid kit aimed at children.

The pupils, who formed a company called Emerge after working with charity Young Enterprise, triumphed over 30 other companies formed by youngsters from around Europe.

With the support of the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry, they attended a European trade fair staged in Vienna last week by global charity Junior Achievement-Young Enterprise, where they won the best overall company.

Emerge developed a medical kit to educate children aged five to 11 on how to deal with minor medical emergencies.

The kit includes basic equipment, a booklet of instructions and a Medi Teddy to provide comfort to children when they are hurt.

Ann McGregor, chief of Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce, said she was "delighted to support these students as they take part in programmes which focus on entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy".

"The initiatives will help them develop the skills they need in order to operate within the global economy," she added.

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