The Junior Entrepreneur Programme (JEP) is a 12- 16 week entrepreneurial education programme for primary school children. Developed in Ireland, this innovative programme opens the minds of pupils to the joy of entrepreneurship while developing a number of skills including literacy, writing, presentation, drawing, technology, research skills, numeracy, financial, consumer awareness, storytelling, listening skills, creative thinking, problem solving, team building and collaboration skills.
During the programme the children taking part propose a number of ideas, with one of these being chosen as a class business.
The programme also has a significant impact on building confidence, self- awareness and self – esteem, and an appreciation of individual skills and talents of each child.
In the past few years there have been some very interesting JEP projects here in Faha NS. The school was also honoured to be invited to the very first ( and second ) Junior Entrepreneur Showcase Days in the RDS, to showcase their projects.
Previous JEP projects have included a 'Wellbeing Water Bottle', a healthy recipe book and paracord bracelets.
The present 6th class are currently working tirelessly on their branded snood project which was pitched to school staff in a 'Dragon's Den' style presentation. Many thanks to The Brand Geeks of Killorglin for their assistance in getting this project off the ground!
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