60% of children tell survey they would consider entrepreneurship

A survey of 8,000 eleven and twelve-year-olds has found 60% of them would like to be an entrepreneur in the future.

The children spent up to 16 weeks creating classroom businesses as part of last year’s Junior Entrepreneur Programme; in total 16,000 students took part.

60% of the girls and 53% of the boys said they would consider entrepreneurship as a career.

Almost all of the children said they enjoyed work in a team and becoming classroom entrepreneurs and nine in ten teachers said the programme helped facilitate the delivery of the primary school curriculum.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 programme which is free of charge.

Teachers can apply at www.juniorentrepreneur.ie up until October 4th.