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St John the Baptist Boys National School, Old Road, Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland

The Junior Entrepreneur Programme

Ms Jennie O’ Farrell and her 2013-14 sixth class boys were the first group in our school to participate in the Junior Entrepreneur Programme (JEP)  JEP is a 10 week entrepreneurial education programme for primary school pupils.  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.


The programme helped our boys 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 was a tremendous success in year one with the “Squashee Faces” project proving to be a real success for our budding “entrepreneurs”.   We anticipate that the project will continue to be part of our sixth class curriculum in the years to come.  

Raising 'seed money' for JEP Dec 2014


JEP News

14th Feb 2019
Junior Entrepreneur Programme Sixth class boys are really enjoying this programme....
27th Jun 2018
Congratulations to all who participated in the school league finals today and thanks...
21st Jun 2018
Well done to all the 6th Class boys and girls who organised a very successful fundraiser...

JEP Programme 2013-2014