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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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Secondary School Programmes

What’s the point of algebra? Why the big deal about punctuality? And who’s going to give me a job anyway – I don’t have any stand-out-from-the-crowd talent? Secondary school programmes are structured, hands-on and activity based, focusing on enterprise, communication and interview skills as well as financial literacy. These programmes take the mystery out of negotiating the path from school to a career that suits each student’s individual strengths. Our business volunteers choose the programme they would like to teach, the area they would like to teach it in and the time of year they would like to do this in. 2.5hrs training in all aspects of their chosen programme means our business volunteers are totally comfortable with classroom management, teaching techniques and each module of their programme. And of course, the teacher will be present in the classroom at all times lending additional support.

Secondary Programmes vary from five to six weeks. As a business volunteer you visit the classroom once a week for five to six weeks and teach a structured programme.


Futurewize (12 – 14 Years)

In partnership with Science Foundation Ireland, this 5 week STEM programme links the strands of the junior cycle science curriculum: Earth and Space, Chemical World, Physical World and Biological World, to varied careers and fields of study in STEM. With hands-on activities students journey through Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths and uncover the future possibilities within.

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Smart Futures (12 – 14 Years)

Help your students to open their eyes to the vast choice of exciting career paths and opportunities in the STEM sector. A Junior Achievement Ireland volunteer will share their career story in this workshop which broadens the reach of the Science Foundation Ireland Smart Futures initiative.

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Economics of Staying in School (12–14 Years)

The Economics of Staying in School explains the economic benefits of an education.
This programme runs for 40 minutes weekly for six weeks. Choices have trade-offs. Choices have consequences. We teach students informed choices about their future-education, careers, budgets, and other personal economic decisions.


Finance Your Future (15–18 Years)

Designed for 15-16 year olds, volunteers may well learn something as well.
This programme runs for 40 minutes weekly for five weeks. Finance Your Future covers real-to-life topics like balancing your own personal budget, learning about importance of saving as well as an introduction to insurance and managing risk. The correlation between level of education attained and earning potential are included in the design of the modules in order to reinforce the value of education and staying in school, as is the importance of knowing your skills, interests and values for future career choices.


Career Success (15–18 Years)

In partnership with Accenture, JA’s employability programme integrates the Accenture Skills to Succeed Academy (S2S), a digital platform for use by senior cycle second level students. Effective Communication. Teamwork. Personal Brand. Interview Skills. Students practice and develop these skills as the JA business volunteer demonstrates their relevance to school, to work, and to life.

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JA Enterprise in Action (15–18 Years)

Supported by Citi Foundation JA Enterprise in Action encourages students to examine the role of an entrepreneur in today’s society. Students will review entrepreneurship and acknowledge the importance of developing entrepreneurial skills for future roles, as well as the value of ‘intrapreneurship’ and social entrepreneurship in today’s economy and society. Students work with tangible examples of entrepreneurship such as product ideation and venture creation to enable students to practice skills and acquire knowledge.

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Primary School Programmes

Let’s open a window on the wider world! JA primary school programmes show young students the vast array of opportunities there are for them to use their talents, imagination and creativity when they grow up. Let’s help them reach their best potential! Our business volunteers choose the hands-on activity-based programme they would like to teach, the area they would like to teach it in and the time of year they would like to do this in. 2.5hrs training in all aspects of their chosen programme means our business volunteers are totally comfortable with classroom management, teaching techniques and each module of their programme. And of course, the teacher will be present in the classroom at all times lending additional support.



Ourselves (5 - 6 years)

Ourselves introduces the economic roles of individuals.
This programme runs for 30 minutes weekly for five weeks. Story time and small children. JA uses compelling stories about helping, working, earning, and saving along with hands-on activities to engage the students.

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Our Families (6–7 Years)

Our Families discusses the role of families in the local economy.
This programme runs for 40 minutes weekly for five weeks. A healthy society means working together. And it all starts with the people with whom we live. JA volunteers use a combination of pictures, stickers, and flashcards to engage students in activities about needs, wants, jobs, tools, skills, and interdependence.



Our Community (7–8 Years)

Our Community looks at responsibilities and economic opportunities within a community.
This programme runs for 40 minutes weekly for five weeks. What lies beyond your front door? Let’s explore it! JA volunteers display a poster of a typical community and students meet some of the people who live and work there. Through hands-on activities, the students learn about workers, the work they perform, why workers are paid, what taxes are and how they are used as well as where to save money.



Our City (8–9 Years)

Our City considers economic development, local businesses, and career opportunities.
This programme runs for 40 minutes weekly for five weeks. A city is a place where a lot of people live, work, play, and go to school. So JA classroom volunteers help students build a city! Students construct paper buildings, map out a city, write newspaper articles, plan their own restaurants, and examine why banks are important. Kindly sponsored by Core Media.



Our Nation (9–10 Years)

Our Nation studies business operations and economic issues in Ireland..
This programme runs for 40 minutes weekly for five weeks. In this in-depth and action packed programme, students role-play business ownership, produce a product using different methods of production, look at the costs associated with running a business, create product advertisements, and take charge of their own businesses to make a profit! Our Nation studies business operations, resources and economic issues in Ireland.



Our World (10-11 Years)

Our World studies key curriculum areas and how they apply to the business world.
This programme runs for 40 minutes weekly for five weeks. STEM Skills. Science. Technology. Engineering. Maths. Through hands-on activities each week students explore STEM skills and the role they play in the future of the business world. Exploring how technology and communications are vital growth areas in the global marketplace, students examine entrepreneurship and develop their own business ideas.



Energize (10–12 Years)

Energize, a partnership between JA and Gas Networks Ireland, explores the world of science and engineering in a fun and exciting way.
This programme runs for 40 minutes weekly for five weeks. The exciting world of science is all around us! Energize encourages students to continue with science in second level education and beyond and introduces them to the career opportunities available to them in the future. Energize explores the world of science; health and wellbeing, forensics, energy, safety and light in a fun and exciting way.

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More than Money (12 - 13 Years)

JA More than Money reinforces the economics, business and social studies curriculum for students of sixth class primary and first year secondary school. The programme also provides a strong focus on mathematics, reading and writing skills. Students are encouraged to use a new way of thinking as they learn money-management skills and explore their career aspirations. For more information on the HSBC More than Money programme click the below links:

    http://www.hsbcusa.com/corporateresponsibility
    http://www.ja.org/involved/involved_contrib_key_hsbc_archive.shtml

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