The Junior Entrepreneur Programme (JEP)
“The Junior Entrepreneur Programme (JEP) is an entrepreneurial awareness and skills enhancement programme for Primary School children. The programme aims to help children recognise enterprise and entrepreneurship and to foster an awareness and understanding of the entrepreneur’s role in the community, therefore empowering the child to start to think and act with the initiative, creativity and independence that are invaluable in the modern world. The programme is embedded in the principles of the Primary School Curriculum and utilises an integrated teaching and project-based approach to teach many strands of the Primary Curriculum.” From the JEP website (http://www.juniorentrepreneur.ie)
The pupils from 6th class have been extremely busy working in teams to come up with viable business ideas. The teams pitched their plans to the "Dragons" on January 30th, with several teams showcasing their products. Mr.John Connolly, Mrs. Hanrick and Ms. Tighe had a very difficult decision to make after listening to the well-researched and polished presentations. The "Zakee T-Shirts" team finally won out and the whole class are now applying themselves to developing this project. See photos in the 6th class section!