The Junior Entrepreneur Programme is a 10-16 week educational programme for primary school children. 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
Ms Jenkinson and Mrs Reilly are partaking in the programme this year. The children were divided into groups and came up with some great ideas. We had a Dragons Den session where Mr Reidy, Alan Tobin Ms Jenkinson and Mrs Reilly sat on the panel while the children presented their projects. Have a look at some of the fantastic work.
Group 1 Room 4 Football Empire by Jason, Jamie and Paddy
This is a board game like Monolopy except it’s about football/soccer teams. Each player is worth a certain amount of points on the board depending on their rating. There will clubs that you can buy. The cost of the game will be 7 Euro and 99 cent and it’s for age 3 up.
Group 2 Room 4 Stress Ended by TJ, Ross, Kasper, Yash and Adam.
The children created different types of stress balls and characters. They can be personalized. The children used flour water and balloons. The cost of the stress balls will be three euro.
Group 3 Room 4 Boredom Busters by Jennifer, Mia, Freya, Luka Ade and Ava
Boredom Busters contains lots of slips of papers of things you can do when you are bored. For example…..clean your room, call you friends, build a pillow fort…..etc. There is an extreme version that has dares. The cost of the Boredom Buster is two euro and it’s for age 14 and under.
Group Four Room 4 Kawaii Pencil Cases by Oliwia, Kinga, Daniella and Aimee.
This is a pencil case tidier for both girls and boys. It’s great for storage and keeping all your bits in order. The cost will be three euro and the target market is mainly for children.
Group 5 Room 4 Bits and Pieces by Aine, Ana, Abigail, Laura and Roisin
This is a container used for pencils and pens to keep them tidy on your desk. They are made out of plastic bottles and decorated with ribbon , sequins…etc. They cost one euro or if you want three pencils to come with it the cost is one euro and fifty cent.
Group 6 Room 4 Rainbow Flames by Mark, Adam, Mateusz, Andrei and Marcel
These are containers filled with coloured sand and they have scented candles on top. They can be made in four minutes and cost three euro each or two for five euro.
Group 1 Room 5 Wind Chimes by Dalin, Suzanna, Emily and Filip
The children made wind chimes using newspaper, glue, wire and string. They cost three euro and fifty cent.
Group 2 Room 5 Portfolio by Ryan, Snezanna, Ellen, Matthew, Tomas and Kasper.
The children designed portfolios for carrying pages, educational documents, art materials etc. They come in lots of different colours and can be personalized.
Group 3 Room 5 Cook Books by Cal, Hannah Tumbleton, Stella and Emilis
The children came p with the idea of designing a cook book called Wonderful World Recipes with lots of different recipes from countries all over the world.
Group 4 Room 5 Cushion by Rebecca, Meda, Erin Zach and Matthew.
The children made cushions using old t-shirts. They bought the cushions from Ikea and got old t-shirts from their class mates. They used wonde rweb to secure the t-shirt onto the cushion. They will cost 4 euro and ninety five cent.
Group 5 Room 5 Bright Bulb by Rebecca, Gabby, Leo, Timi and Nicki
The children used bulbs and painted them lots of different colours so when they were put into lampshades and turned on they shone lots of different colours. The cost of the bulbs are three ero and fifty cent.
Group 6 Room 5 Bubble Balm by Hannah Cassidy, Leya, Rhys, Brandon and Lydia.
The children made lip balm using natural ingredients- honey, White sugar and coconut oil. There is no artificial colours of flavours in the balm. The cost of the Bubble Balm is three euro.
Mr Reidy, Alan Tobin, Ms Jenkinson and Mrs Reilly were really impressed with the ideas an concepts the children came up with.
The overall winners from Room 4 Ms Jenkinson’s class was Group 6 Rainbow flames. The overall winner from Room 5 Mrs Reilly’s class was Group 3 Cook Books. The entire classes will now work on the projects together.