Junior Entrepreneur Programme
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.
Check out the Junior Entrepreneur Programme for more information. www.juniorentrepreneur.ie/howitworks/
Below are some of the JEP Products that our school has worked on :-)
2020 Product: Super Spinners!
Market Research in 5th Class!
5th class conducted market research in school over the last few days. We decided what we would like to know from our potential customers and typed surveys on our school chrome books. Then, we surveyed some of the classes in our school, from 1st class to 6th class! We gathered all the children's responses, and used the school chrome books to create pie charts and bar charts to represent our findings!
Our Business Visitor - Adrian Conlon
Thank you so much to Adrian Conlon, Dad of our own Adrian, who came in as our Business Visitor this year. We learned so much about starting a business - both the good and the bad. We asked many questions about where Adrian gathered his ideas and the challenges he faced. We also received some great advice - to believe in our product!
2020 Junior Entrepreneur - Our Ideas and the Dragons Visit!
A big thank you to Lorraine, Vincent and Fergus who acted as our Dragons within our Junior Entrepreneur Program. They listened to us pitch our ideas, and decided which idea they thought would be suitable to pursue - which idea would be original, gain market interest and help us make a profit. They listened to fabulous product ideas, from Hot Cocoa Kits, to Pencil Toppers, Recyclable Plant Pots and more. They decided our best bet would be to try and sell Super Spinners - a fun, homemade spinner made from wood! Thank you again to our Dragons, and well done to our Teams!
2019 Product: Party in a Pot - Slime Madness!!
5th class attend the JEP Showcase Day in the RDS
5th class had a brilliant day in the RDS today at the Junior Entrepreneur Showcase Day, we were nominated for two awards ‘Marketing Gurus’ and ‘Creative Pioneers’, we met lots of famous entrepreneurs and got to present our product at our own stand! What a busy day!! 😊
Party in a Pot Showcase Day
5th class had a great time at our Showcase Day for our Party in a Pot product launch. We set up our G.P hall in our school with our JEP Party in a Pot banner we made. We couldn’t believe the demand for our Party in a Pot. All of the school came in and out of the hall and bought our product. We had a really fun day and made a great profit. We will use this money to fund a school FUN DAY for the whole school to enjoy!
Check out our video that the Storytelling Team made, documenting our JEP Journey. Enjoy!!
'Party in a Pot' preparations ....
Production, Marketing, Storytelling, Finance and Sales teams are all working very hard. 'Party in a Pot' is in full swing!
Market Research in operation!!
We have been busy carrying out some market research for our chosen product ‘Party in a Pot’. We carried out a number of surveys on children in our school and our families and friends outside of school also. We then used our school chrome books to create spreadsheets of all of our data. We then made bar charts and pie charts to depict our findings and we presented these to the class :-)
Business Visitor comes to talk to 5th class
A huge thank you to Carol Browne, a parent in our school, who came in to chat with 5th class. Carol is an interior architect and owns her own business. 5th class got some great tips for designing their Junior Entrepreneur product and tips for running their own business!