Calling all Junior Entrepreneurs
THE Junior Entrepreneur Programme (JEP) 2019 launched in recent days, and is inviting primary schools across County Wexford to participate in its entrepreneurship programme.
The programme encourages primary schoolchildren in 5th and 6th class to learn about entrepreneurship and launching classroom businesses which range from clocks to games to books and solutions for everyday problems.
Running over a 12 to 16 week period during the school year, JEP nurtures creativity, independence and problem-solving among pupils of all abilities, with every aspect of the Programme seamlessly blending into the primary school curriculum.
Local entrepreneurs are invited to visit the JEP classrooms and tell the story of their business.
Participating children reflect on this experience and document it as part of their project.
Every child produces a business idea and Entrepreneurs are invited to participate in a Dragon’s Den-style session where they are helped with selecting one final idea for the class to pursue.
Under their teacher’s guidance, children discover their strengths as individuals and as part of a team. Together, they’ll choose, invest in and produce their own product or service from scratch, all the way to making it available for sale at a school-hosted JEP Showcase Day - and enjoying the profits at the end.
Classes who participate in JEP will get a chance to showcase their classroom business at the spectacular JEP All Ireland Showcase Day at RDS Simmonscourt in Dublin on May 20, 2019.
Class sign up for JEP 2019 is open now to primary schools 5th and 6th class in the Republic and P6 P7 in Northern Ireland and is open until Friday September 28, 2018. See www.juniorentrepreneur.ie for more information.