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Timber Teasers

TY Enterprise
2013/14


The Transition Year Students are once again taking part in the National Student Enterprise Awards. “Timber Teasers” are manufacturing and selling a range of wooden puzzles suitable for all ages. Their classic “T Puzzle” contains four pieces that can be used to make up one hundred different shapes. Given the addictive nature of this puzzle, a solution sheet is provided for those who reach their wits end!

The “Towers of Hanoi” puzzle consists of three rods with eight discs stacked in ascending order of size on one rod. The objective of the puzzle is to move the entire stack to another rod by moving one disc at a time and never putting a bigger disc on top of a smaller one. For younger children the puzzle can be used with three discs and completed in eight moves. For those who like a challenge, all eight discs require a minimum of 255 moves! Hours of fun for all!

Check us out on Facebook and at timberteasers.weebly.com. Prices range from €5 to €7 and puzzles can be purchased online or directly from the school. We hope to have a
number of retail outlets stocking them in the near future. Every coffee table should have one!
 
There is a prize this year for use of social media. If you like our product then don’t forget to like our Facebook page to spread the word.


 

At the national final of the Get Up and Go Mini-Company competition held in the Osprey Hotel in Naas yesterday (May 8th) the Transition Year students from Moyne Community School (Francis Molloy, Kian Brough, Ellen McLoughlin and Thomas McVeigh) were selected as one of the top three entries in the competition which started with 250 mini-companies from all over Ireland in the qualifying rounds. On their way to this achievement the students were awarded first place (nationally) in two categories namely Quality and Accounts. The Moyne students will now take their place among the top six mini-companies in Ireland to receive the Sean Lemass Award for Enterprise which will be presented by the Taoiseach in Dublin in September.

 

Their mini-company "Timber Teasers" produces a range of natural wood puzzles suitable for all ages. These puzzles can be purchased from Farrell Coy in Longford, the Leitrim Design House in Carrick on Shannon, on line from www.timberteasers.weebly.com or directly from Moyne Community School.

 




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