St. Stephen's De La Salle

Mr. Russell’s 5th Class were learning about business and the world around us through the Junior Achievement programme! Deirdre from Bausch and Lomb visited the boys in 5th Class over 3 weeks and looked at different aspects of the world of business before the programme was cut short because of the Covid-19 crisis.

Week 1 saw the boys looking at resources, and the different types of resources that are needed for a successful business. Some great brainstorming to think of different resources took place. There was a fun game to play aswell! Check out the photos from Week 1 of Junior Achievement:

Deirdre from Bausch and Lomb brought a super activity for week 2 of the Junior Achievement programme as the boys learned about entrepreneurship! There are so many things that an entrepreneur has to think about when starting a business that the class hadn’t thought of. The activity was lots of fun, as each group had to design a new product and give it a retail price, while trying to remember that all the costs of making the product have to be considered, as well as making a profit. Check out the photos from Week 2 of Junior Achievement in 5th Class:

The third week of the Junior Achievement programme was really engaging, as the boys learned about STEM and skills needed for different jobs. There are so many different jobs and different skills are needed, depending on what area the job is in. STEM skills are very important too, as the boys learned during the lesson. They also filled out charts identifying the skills needed for certain jobs. Unfortunately, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Junior Achievement programme for 2019/2020 ended suddenly after the third week. However, we send our thanks to Deirdre, our Junior Achievement volunteer, and Helen of Junior Achievement Ireland, for bringing the programme to 5th Class in 2020. Check out the photos from Week 3 of Junior Achievement in 5th Class:

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