Make a Book

Junior Entrepreneur Programme

Dráma Rang a 4

Dráma Naí Mhóra

Aonach na Nollag

Eolaithe Óga

Brat Glas

Féile an Aonaigh

Tráthnóna Caife

Dogs Trust

Comórtas Luthcleasaíochta

Comórtas Peile

Term Highlights

Seamus Heaney



Junior Entrepreneur Programme

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Tá Rang 5 & 6 i nGaelscoil Aonach Urmhumhan ag glacadh páirt sa chlár náisiúnta 'Junior Entrepreneur Programme' . Rang 5 & 6 in Gaelscoil Aonach Urmhumhan are currently participating in the national 'Junior Entrepreneur Programme' . This is a ten week programme during which the children learn about entrepreneurship, the characteristics of an entrepreneur and examples of entrepreneurs in their locality, on a national level and on the international stage.

The objective of the overall programme is that the group will devise, design, produce, market and sell a product or service, thus learning the vital skills of entrepreneurship.

Meet the Dragons
In a Dragon's Den style format, the group subdivided into teams and pitched 4 team ideas in front of a panel of Dragons made up of fellow students, múinteoirí na scoile and a business person. Gabhaimid buíochas le Mark O'Súilleabháin who joined the panel and evaluated the groups' business idea.

Visit of a Successful Entrepreneur

During Week 3 of the programme we had a visit from a local entrepreneur. Rosemary Wilmot, owner of Wilmot's Childcare, Dark Road in Nenagh visited the group and gave a most informative talk on the challenges and merits of starting and developing her own business. Rosemary opened a creche in 2001 with 2 employees, and now in 2014, owns and runs two creches employing 55 members of staff.

As a past winner of the prestigious 'Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award', Rosemary answered all the children's prepared questions and described the need to be hard working, committed to ongoing improvements, to accept mistakes and view them as learning opportunities for the future. She advised them to always seek help and guidance and finally, to enjoy and be passionate about the business. Then the hours pass quickly and the hard work pays off.

Rang a 5 then visited Marie Nagle, owner of Cinnamon Alley who gave a very informative talk on how she always wanted to own and run a business.

Our Project

Based on feedback from the panel of Dragons, the class group voted on the best business idea to progress, which is to produce medal holders in the shapes and designs of music symbols, football jerseys, dancing skirts etc so pupils can proudly display their medals.

Market Research
The group is in the process of conducting market research having designed an online survey using Survey Monkey. All children in the school along with many of the parents and friends completed this survey online. The analysis of these responses will help the team in the development of their product to meet the market demand.

In subsequent weeks the group will subdivide into marketing, finance, production, and public relation teams in bringing our product to the marketplace

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