32 Kerry schools completing projects for Junior Entrepreneur Programme

Pupils at Spa National School, Tralee pictured with Spa's Buzzing Honey, which was created as part of their Junior Entrepreneur Programme project. The project achieved sales of €560 and a net profit of €300. Picture: Jerry Kennelly/JEP

Thirty-two Kerry schools are completing their projects for this year’s Junior Entrepreneur Programme.

They’re among more than 600 schools throughout Ireland that have signed up for the competition, which was co-founded by Kerry entrepreneur Jerry Kennelly.

The free programme gives children aged 11 and 12 an insight into the business world, enabling them to convert their commercial ideas into real business.

More than 5,000 children are due to take part in the JEP All Ireland Showcase at the RDS in Dublin on May 20th.