The Junior Entrepreneur Programme (J.E.P.) is an initiative often undertaken by the senior classes in our school.
Below is an account written by the pupils of Mr. Holland’s 6th in class in 2017 of their experience of the J.E.P.
BUSY BEADS – 2017
Our product last year was called ‘Busy Beads’ and it was really popular. We achieved a whopping €540 profit and donated €200 to the Galway Hospice.
The whole project was a remarkable experience. We learned about market research, finance, advertising, promotion, sales, profit and loss, design and production, creating PowerPoints and making presentations.
We gained invaluable advice from local businesspersons Eugene and Ronan Greaney of ‘Dough Bros’ and we really enjoyed presenting our ideas to the Dragons in the School Hall.
We also had a School Showcase Day to promote our product which proved to be a huge success.