Mr. Byrne registered his class with the Junior Entrepreneur Programme for the first time this year. The programme is designed to teach children about entrepreneurship and how a business works. Following some lessons and a brainstorming session, the senior class founded their business “Coogie Crafts”, which produces custom wooden signs. The students produced a prototype and costed their production before arriving at a price list. Business roles were assigned to particular students; some taking responsibility for production and others taking responsibility for finance and marketing.
We were delighted to welcome two local mentors to the school to talk to the students about their experiences in business; Gerard O’Brien, General Manager of the Woodenbridge Hotel and Liam O’Loughlin, beekeeper and founder of Ballycoogue Honey.
Grandparents’ Day on 31st January proved a wonderful opportunity for our junior entrepreneurs to do an elevator pitch and to display their wares. This day was a great success, resulting in lots of sales! The students held a production day on 2nd March where family members were invited into the school to support the students in the manufacturing of their produce.
Thank you to all those who purchased a Coogie Crafts sign. Your support for the children in their first business venture is much appreciated. Many orders have been fulfilled however some orders are delayed due to the covid-19 pandemic – providing yet another lesson for our junior entrepreneurs about the unforeseen challenges that regularly face any business. If you have any queries about your order, please email firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you