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Energize Competition for 6th Class Students


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Gas Networks Ireland - Carbon Monoxide Safety Poster Competition Terms and Conditions

1. The competition is co-ordinated by Junior Achievement Ireland on behalf of Gas Networks across the Republic of Ireland.

2. The competition asks students to create a Carbon Monoxide Safety Poster which warns of the dangers of Carbon Monoxide .

3. Students are eligible to enter the competition if their teacher had requested the Junior Achievement Ireland Energize programme in the Republic of Ireland.

4. A photograph of the entry should be emailed to info@jai.ie by the class teacher or whoever’s at home. The email must include:
Name of student(s), School Name, School Address, and Teacher’s Name.

5. Only one entry will be accepted per student or per group of students. Multiple groups may submit entries from the same class.

6. There is no entry fee.

7. The closing dates are as follows , these dates are final and any entries received after this date will not be considered:
13 December (Term 1), 30 April (Term 2), 30 June (Term 3)

8. Judging will be carried out by Junior Achievement Ireland and Gas Networks Ireland and all decisions are final. No correspondence will be entered into regarding judges' final decisions.

9. All entries submitted shall become the property of Junior Achievement Ireland and Gas Networks Ireland, who shall become the copyright owner of any works submitted.

10. Junior Achievement Ireland and Gas Networks Ireland do not accept any liability for loss or damage to any work submitted.

11. All entries with participant's details (names, schools, and ages) may be used in promotional/ publicity campaigns following the competition and in the future.

12. One winning entry will be chosen and announced in each school term. A prize of one Apple iPad will be awarded to the competition winner, in each term, for use in their school classroom.

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FARM collageF.A.R.M., a company from Salesian Secondary College, Pallaskenry, Co. Limerick, was announced winner of the Junior Achievement Company of the Year 2013 hosted at citi in Dublin on the 2nd May. 

F.A.R.M. designed, manufactured and are presently selling and marketing an innovative invention called the CowTail Lifter - a device that can be used by farmers to stop cows kicking while being milked.

The team will represent Ireland, competing against 32 European teams at the JA Company of the Year Competition in London in July.

With almost 2,500 Transition Year students countrywide taking part in Junior Achievement’s Company Programme, this year’s winners proved astute entrepreneurs.


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Budding Business Battles Begin

The Regional Finals of Junior Achievement’s Company of The Year Competition take place across the country in the coming months.

2500 students nationwide participated in the Company of the Year Competition. Two winning secondary school teams from each region go through to the National Final on 12th and 13th May and the ultimate prize is winning the JA European Company Competition in Riga, Estonia in July 2014.

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Science Programmes

Challenge Science (12–14 Years)


"I want to be… a biotechnologist, an astronaut, a forensic scientist, a nutritionist!"
Well, if so, come and experience Challenge Science, an exciting science roadshow that introduces young students to a world of creation and discovery. This programme illustrates the importance of science in today’s world of work, especially in relation to the thriving science, engineering and technology industries in Ireland .

Challenge Science takes students into third level institutions where they are introduced to science in a practical and imaginative way.


Our Universe (10–12 Years)

This programme is run in partnership with Gas Networks Ireland.

The exciting world of science is all around us! Students learn through hands-on activities to value and understand the scientific world that surrounds them. They are introduced to the role science plays in industry in Ireland today and career opportunities available to them in the future.

Our Universe explores the world of science and engineering in a fun and exciting way for 35 minutes weekly for five weeks.

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Maths Programmes

Working It Out (10–12 Years)

  • Working it Out mixes the worlds of sport and maths in a programme that will test both mind and body
  • Working it Out is where long division and penalty shootouts, averages and skipping, ratios and basketball all collide
  • Maths has never been so much fun!


Sum It Up! (12 - 14 Years)

  • Sum it Up! makes maths fun and helps students understand the important role maths plays is in our everyday lives.
  • Students are challenged through hands on activities such as becoming savvy shoppers and solving puzzles through mental arithmetic.
  • Students play a ‘monopoly’ based board game in teams aiming to maximise profits and also learn about the importance of budgeting and saving.


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