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The senior room are taking part in the Junior Entrepreneur Programme (J.E.P) this year. The programme is a 10 week entrepreneurial education programme for primary school pupils. This 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 programme is embedded in the principles of the Primary School Curriculum and utilises 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 & collaboration skills.

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