January & February Recap 2022
Junior Entrepreneur Project
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 our school. This year the pupils launched ‘Little Shop of Stitches’. Thanks to Trish Riordan who guided us in hand and machine sewing . Our pupils produced some lovely Keyrings, Masks, Hair Scrunchy, Cards and Lemon Scented Shapes. These items are now for sale for 3 euros each. Thanks to Hanlys, The Forge Café and Flynn’s Shop who very kindly allowed us to put a basket of our products on their counters.
Although the ultimate aim of JEP is for the company to make a profit, this year the class decided that they would also like to give something back to the community. They decided to donate a percentage of their profits to The Playground Project in Causeway Village.
Baking Brown Bread
Our pupils baked lovely brown bread , thanks to Ms McMyler. It tasted delicious with butter and jam. A wonder mid-week treat.
Art Competition – Cork Audiology Services
Congratulations to Evan Diggin who won a prize for his wonderful picture. This competion was held just before Christmas. Well Done Evan !