More About GROW2CEO

GROW2CEO is a collaboration between food entrepreneurs Cully & Sully and growing experts GIY. GROW2CEO will give students and teenagers across Irish Secondary Schools everything they need to start growing some food, get a better understanding of what goes into the food they eat, and how they can make healthier choices in their own lives.

It is open to all Secondary Schools in Ireland, in particular, First and Second and Transition Years, however, the reosurce booklet will link each challenge to learning outcomes across a range of Junior Cycle subjects such as Science, Business, Art and Home Economics. 

The end goal of the campaign is for students to create a soup recipe using the knowledge they have learned throughout four key challenges over 8 weeks. The four challenges will help students to plant their seeds, come up with a food business idea, learn about food marketing, and create a recipe using the spinach they’ve grown themselves. The challenges will also link to statements of learning for subjects such as Science, Business Studies, Home Economics   

We’ve also included some veg growing tips, key discussion points to accompany each challenge, a business plan template and recipe ideas.

Don’t forget we’re on the lookout for the best budding CEO’s to win the coveted GROW2CEO 2019 award. We will pick 3 of the best classes to come to the finale event in GROW HQ in Waterford on the 15th May 2019 where they will present their soup to a judging panel. To choose the finalists, we need to see how you’re getting on. So with each challenge, send us your growing photos, videos, and updates on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram by using #GROW2CEO and @giyireland and @cullyandsully. Please make sure you have the parent or guardian’s permission before posting images or videos of the students on social media.