Pictured is volunteer Shirley Trait with third class students from St. Patrick's De La Salle
Fourteen volunteers from
The Junior Achievement programmes are taught to a wide range of students – from senior infants in primary school to
Through hands-on, interactive activities, students learn about the world of work and how their town and community operate.
Primary school programmes included the Core Media-sponsored ‘Our City’ programme which introduces the students to how cities are planned through interactive activities, whereby students get to build their very own city in their classroom. Students then get to make important decisions about a restaurant that they will open in their city and also create advertisements for a new ice cream parlour.
Secondary school programmes include the
“With the support of partners like
“ Helping students to connect what they do in school with the world around them to ensure they see the relevance of their studies in their everyday lives is a very important aspect of their development and one in which we are delighted that
Therese Bourke of
“Year-on-year, our staff volunteer to participate and we genuinely feel that they benefit almost as much as pupils,” she said.
“ We are very proud to support our local schools and look forward to partnering with Junior Achievement Ireland to continue this very beneficial activity.”