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Boolavogue National School is the first school in Co. Wexford to participate in the Junior Entrepreneur Programme. With thanks to our Industry Partner, Merlyn Showering, we completed the programme in the second and third term of the 2015/16 school year. Below is some information on the programme and further information can be found by clicking this link!

junior-entrepreneur-awardsThe Junior Entrepreneur Programme (JEP) is a 10 – 16 week entrepreneurial education programme for primary school pupils. The not-for-profit programme is led by Jerry Kennelly (founder & CEO of Tweak.com) in association with academic partner, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. Developed in Ireland. The principles of the Primary School Curriculum are embedded in JEP utilising an integrated teaching and project-based approach to teach many strands of the curriculum.

This innovative programme opens the minds of primary school pupils to the joy of entrepreneurship at a time in their lives when they are full of imagination and open to new possibilities. The programme helps participating pupils to develop 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.

The programme has a significant personal development impact on participating pupils, building confidence, self-awareness and self-esteem, and an appreciation of individual skills and talents.

The Programme lessons include:

  • Opening the door to Entrepreneurship
  • Exploring New Ideas
  • A Business Visitor to the Classroom
  • Will the Idea Work?
  • Roles & Responsibilities
  • Making it all Happen – Making it, Marketing it & Selling it!