Junior Entrepreneur Program

Junior Entrepreneur Program

The school has been taking part in the Junior Entrepreneur Program since 2013. This program encourages our pupils to develop vital life skills such as: creating business ideas, working with local entrepreneurs, and investing in a business.

After Lockdown Lift Up Care Packs
Junior Entrepreneur Program – 2020/21 Project

Designing beanies and key rings of the Limerick senior hurlers
Junior Entrepreneur Program – 2018/19 Project

Christmas Logs and Centrepieces
Junior Entrepreneur Program – 2015/16 Project

As part of this year’s JEP project, Mr. Gilbourne’s classes made beautiful Christmas Logs and Festive Book Centerpieces.

These beautifully handcrafted products were a great success and products sold out during sales days at school, in Supervalu Kilmallock and in Spar Kilmallock.

Now That’s What I Call Tables
Junior Entrepreneur Program – 2014/15 Project

This year 4th, 5th and 6th class pupils decided to create and design a product the would help children in school. Pupils came up with the idea to make tables into fun riddles, to make learning tables easier. They composed riddles, recorded them to CD and designed a fun key-ring with the riddles and tables on it, to attached to school bags/pencil cases.

Once to product was ready the sales team went to local schools, shops and the mart to sell their product. The product was so successful that they decided to make another batch to continue selling to interested customers. They presented their product to other schools at a showcase day in the Woodlands Hotel, where they received very positive reactions from other pupils and teachers. Funds raised this year will go towards our school garden, the pupils are brainstorming wonderful ideas for a unique school garden!

The Junior Entrepreneur Programme is a great programme which has promoted the children’s skills in literacy, numeracy, technology, storytelling, writing, research, presentation, problem solving, drawing, and team building. These skill are invaluable to the children as they prepare for the working world.

Martinstown’s Little Chef’s
Junior Entrepreneur Programme 2013/2014

In 2013 5th and 6th class pupils entered the Junior Entrepreneur Programme. The programme promotes skills useful in preparing children for the working world.

Pupils came up with the idea to publish a collection of family recipes in their own cookbook. They collected recipes from every family in the school, staff and even some celebrities! They worked hard to meet their deadline to get the book on the market in time for Christmas. Once all the editing was done a local business printed Martinstown Little Chefs, and the book went on sale in December. Funds raised from the sale of the book allowed us to purchase a Giant Chess set for our school which will help us to improve our chess skills and will provide hours of fun for everyone!

The Junior Entrepreneur Programme has helped 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.

Pupils will present their project at the Showcase Day in the Woodlands Hotel in May. Well done to all our young entrepreneurs!