Congratulations to the budding young economists in Our Lady’s, who were successful in the Young Economist of the Year competition 2021, with one group winning gold, one group winning silver and two groups winning bronze, over a number of categories.  This competition which attracted a huge entry, showcases and acknowledges the work of students and their teachers in creating innovative projects across a wide range of economic concepts and topics, with a particular emphasis this year on inequality and the sustainable development goals.

Adam McBride, Jesse Hendry and Erick Michailovskij based their project on a very topical issue, “What impact has Covid-19 had on the aviation industry and the economy?” and won gold, they also won a coveted YEOTY jumper as a prize in the special interest section.

Pictured above are Adam McBride, Erick Michailovskij and Jesse Hendry.

Beth Irwin, Alanna McCarron Walsh and Grace Kelly posed the question “Which Healthcare system (Public or Private) is most effective and what impact do they have on the economy?” and won silver.

Pictured above Grace Kelly, Beth Irwin and Alanna McCarron Walsh

Kevin Hanratty’s theme for his project was “How can we create a happy safe future for the people of Ireland?”  , Ionut Lungu and Calum Madden decided to research “What has caused such an increase in online shopping and how is it affecting our economy?” both groups won bronze.

Their economics teacher, Ms Clarke praised her students for really embracing the competition despite a period of remote learning and for showing great initiative and interest in the topics they had chosen to explore.

Principal Mr Kelly was very impressed with the students’ achievement and congratulated them all at the presentation of their medals and prizes.

Pictured above Callum Madden and Ionut Lungu