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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

27th Oct 2017
Assembly was busy this morning with poetry and songs from 2nd, 4th and 5th. some...
2nd Mar 2017
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5th Mar 2016
6th class Bobble Heads are selling fast! Thank you for your support!

JEP Programme 2013-2014