Eleven and twelve year old children on JEP create REAL businesses and make real sales. They invest in their businesses and reap the profits.
Since 2010, over 26,000 children have created their own classroom businesses with JEP – all over the island of Ireland and more recently in London, England.
A JEP 2015 survey indicated that teachers saw improved confidence, team building, communications and independence in children who participated.
Clara Kiernan, of Greaghrahan National School, Co. Cavan talks about her their classroom business, Hanging Baskets
Sean Hughes, of Bayside National School, Verbena Ave, Dublin 13, talks about their photographic business, Bayside Photo Booth
Rian Coughlan of St. Colman’s Boys National School, Macroom, Co. Cork explains their business – GAA player collector cards.
Eva McCutcheon of Killeshin National School, Carlow talks about their business which produced Informarks and Flashbooks.
Emma Halpin of Hewetson School in Clane, Co. Kildare talks about their project, Suds & Snacks.
Grace McFadyen of St. Andrews College Junior School, Booterstown, Dublin talks about their business, Go Chalk.
Ben McGorrian of Kilkerley Mixed National School, Dundalk, tells the story of ‘Bonker Balls’
Charlotte Dowie of Bellaghy Controlled Primary School, Magaherafelt, talks about their business – a Victorian tea room