Dundalk's O'Fiach College students make it to AIB Build a Bank Challenge regional finals

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O'Fiach College students Elisa Olivares, Ciaran Murtagh, Aaron McCabe and Noon Delz

Transition Year students O'Fiach College took part in the Dublin Regional Final of the AIB Build a Bank Challenge yesterday in the Stillorgan Park Hotel, Dublin. 

The AIB Build A Bank Challenge gives students the opportunity to establish and run a bank throughout the academic year, encouraging participants to explore innovation through marketing, executing engaging promotions and business management while running an operational bank in the school and within their wider community. 

The Leinster Regional Final was one of three regional events which took place in Dublin, Cork, and Athlone where schools from across the country competed to earn one of the 48 coveted places in the AIB Build A Bank Challenge National Final.

The final 48 teams were announced at noon on Monday 12th February 2018 via www.AIB.ie and the AIB Social Media Channels.

Now in its 16th year, the AIB Build A Bank Challenge is one of the longest running schools programmes for Transition Year students in Ireland with over 800 students participating from 132 schools this year.

The National Final will be held in the RDS on March 21st, 2018, as part of the AIB Future Sparks Festival. And the Build A Bank Final will culminate with the 48 finalist teams being invited to present at the AIB Build A Bank Challenge Final in the RDS, with up to €50K worth of prizes up for grabs on the day.

The AIB Future Sparks Festival takes place in the RDS on Thursday, March 22nd, 2018, bringing together leaders in business and young entrepreneurs to inspire students.

The Festival is open to 5,000 Transition Year, 5th Year and 6th Year students and will consist of hands-on workshops, inspirational talks and panel discussions across the future of Sport, Music, Food, Entertainment, Entrepreneurship and Technology.

For full details, please visit aib.ie/build-a-bank