March was a very busy month for everyone in the senior room.We had our JEP Showcase Day on March 9th.Everyone in the school community was invited to call into the school hall to see exactly how the JEP project operated.Our finance,production,marketing,sales and storytelling teams were on hand to explain the whole process to everyone .People loved seeing how our squeezables were produced.When the showcase day was finished we wrapped up the whole programme by completing all relevant paperwork and sending off the final project folder.The whole JEP programme has been a fantastic experience.
On March 19th we took 4 teams to the regional spikeball finals in the Mardyke Arena ,Cork.We entered 2 mixed teams,one girls team and one boys team.Everyone performed brilliantly and had a great time.The boys team succeeded in reaching the All Ireland Finals in Limerick on March 21st.They won 2 of their 3 group games-beating teams from Louth and Galway.
We went to Ballyhass Lakes to practice for Cork City Sports.The weather was beautiful and everyone tried their best.
February News 2019
February was a hectic month in the senior class. Every day everyone was working on the Junior Entrepreneur Project. The Production team continued making squeezables. The Sales team went around to the classes making sales. The marketing team designed some brilliant promotional material. The Finance team kept an eye on all money coming in and going out of the business. The Storytelling team took plenty of videos and photos, as well as working on the diary and the final presentation. Eoin McCarthy, from Ballyhass Lakes, spent an afternoon with the class discussing every aspect of life as an entrepreneur.
Peter Gunning, author of “Reaching the Heights”, called into the class to do a Q and A session. Everyone found the chat very interesting. He gave a great insight into what is involved in writing a novel and where he got all his ideas for his characters and his plot from.
Our class was very well represented at the Duhallow Scór competitions in Boherbue. We had 2 ballad groups and 4 solo singers. Everyone sang brilliantly. One of the ballad groups got through to the next round.
We continued to train every lunch time for the spikeball championships.
Eoghan McCarthy talking to the children about life as an entrepreneur.