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Mar, 2010

Ever heard of Breffny Morgan? Me neither? But he describes himself as a “bona fide celebrity” and he’s visiting schools around the country to talk about success and stardom – at a  cost of €5 a pupil. The 22-year-old Corkman was, apparently, a participant on the TV 3 show The Apprentice and he was kicked off after the ninth week. But, as he puts it, there is success in failure. Morgan and fellow contestant Stephen Higgins are visiting 40 secondary schools for the half-hour talks.“We will talk about the habits of success for young people,” he told the Sunday Tribune.”We want to make use of our profiles. People know who we are and so it will be nice for the students to meet us. We have both been very successful and have learnt things we can teach the children,” he said with a straight face.
When queried about the €5 charge, Morgan said: “Well, it will be between a half hour and an hour and we will be talking about things such as subjects to do after the Junior Cert; how to apply to college and which college to go to, as well as talking about how we came to where we are now. So the €5 per student is pretty good. It is lunch money but it will be worth it.”
I think I’d prefer soup and a sandwich.

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