The 5th and 6th classes primary school pupils throughout the county have just two weeks to sign up for Primary School Curriculum, the award-winning programme to learn personal and business skills.
Heather McCormack, market analyst, with the Suretank company in Dunleer, who are the programme’s sponsors, said the Junior Entrepreneur Programme (JEP) has worked with primary schools around the country and over 6,500 pupils have completed it to date.
“This year as the Junior Entrepreneur Programme will be available in 21 counties and an invitation to participate has been extended to all primary schools in Louth. Pupils in 5th and 6th class in participating schools will have the opportunity to be busy bees as they create, research and develop their new ideas.
“The Junior Entrepreneur Programme has been described by some teachers as one of the most exciting adventures experienced in their classrooms. The children were taught to truly believe that ‘the world was their oyster’! It has been incredible fun for all involved.”
The ten-week programme, which runs from January to April 2015, brings entrepreneurship education to primary schools and is designed to introduce an education programme to children at an appropriate level.
The programme aims to help pupils to develop a number of skills including literacy, numeracy, creative thinking, problem solving, presentation, writing, drawing, technology, costs, listening skills, incentives and work ethic.
It also aims to provide teachers with an opportunity to put entrepreneurship education into practice through practical workshops and activities.
the Junior Entrepreneur Programme was designed to sow the seeds of entrepreneurship in the community, and in schools, and to provide young people with the skills and abilities they will need for the future.
For further information on the Junior Entrepreneur Programme and how to get involved, visit www.juniorentrepreneur.ie or contact Louth Project Manager, Heather McCormack at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 041 686 2022 Ext 209. The deadline for applications is Friday 12 September.