Twenty six primary schools and 602 students in Kerry have signed up to this year’s Junior Entrepreneur Programme.
The free programme is led by Jerry Kennelly of Tweak.com and gives children between the ages of 10 to 12 an insight into running their own businesses.
Over the last 5 years over 26,500 pupils nationally have benefitted from the programme.
It’s now available in 32 counties across Ireland including Northern Ireland.
The programme is aligned to the primary school curriculum in developing skills such as English and numeracy but founder Jerry Kennelly said that it also develops confidence and skills such as problem solving and collaboration.