JA PRIMARY PROGRAMMES


Our Community

What lies beyond your front door? Let’s explore it! JA volunteers introduce students to a community and some of the people who live and work there. Through interactive activities, the students learn about workers, the work they perform, why they are paid, what taxes are etc.
Entrepreneurship
Employability

  • Strand: Human Environments
  • Strand Unit: Living in the local community
    - explore and discuss his/her role and that of others in the family, school and local community
    - become aware of and learn to value the diversity of people who live in the local community and the contribution they make

  • Strand: Myself and the wider world
  • Strand Unit: Developing Citizenship-- Identify those who have special responsibilities for looking after people in the community & the importance of the contribution of each individual to community life.

Our City

A city is a place where a lot of people live, work, play, and go to school. So JA volunteers help students build a city! Supported by Core the programme guides students to construct paper buildings, map out a city, plan their own restaurant business, create an advertising campaign and examine why banks are important.

Entrepreneurship
Employability

  • Strand: Human Environments
  • Strand Unit: County, regional and national centres
    - become familiar with the location and names of urban areas in the county, some of their important buildings, and other features

    • Strand: Myself and the wider world
    • Strand Unit: Developing Citizenship
      - recognise how each person has both an individual and a communal responsibility to the community
    • Strand Unit: Media education
      - explore some of the techniques use in marketing & advertising.

    It’s My Business!

    Through engaging activities, It’s My Business! provides students with an opportunity to experience the initial steps necessary to start a business. Students identify their own entrepreneurial characteristics; develop a business startup from its ideation, innovation, and market research cumulating with an opportunity for students to pitch their new business idea to potential “funders”.
    Entrepreneurship
    Employability

    • Strand: Human Environments
    • Strand Unit: People living and working in the local area and people living and working in a contrasting part of Ireland.
      - explore and investigate, especially through practical studies, a small number of the common economic activities of people in the locality and in a contrasting part of Ireland

    • Strand: Myself and the wider world
    • Strand Unit: Developing Citizenship
      - discuss the role of leaders and organisations that serve the community at different levels and the influence that they have
      - develop and practice leadership roles and learn to work together

    Power of Design

    Supported by Dublin City Architects and the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design (CEUD), the Power of Design programme highlights to students the importance of design in day to day life and the career opportunities in this field. The Power of Design also introduces primary and secondary school students to the use of design as a tool for positive change.
    Entrepreneurship
    STEM

    • Strand: Drawing
    • Strand Unit: Making Drawings
      - continue to develop awareness of how people and objects occupy space
    • Strand Unit: Looking & responding
      - look at and talk about his/her work

      • Strand: Myself and the wider world
      • Strand Unit: Developing Citizenship
        - identify some local issues of concern and explore possible action that could be taken to address these issues

      Energize

      The exciting world of science is all around us! Energize, delivered in partnership with Gas Networks Ireland, 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. Students also have the chance to participate in a Carbon Monoxide Safety Poster Competition with an opportunity win a prize for their class.

      Employability
      STEM

      • Strand: Environmental awareness and care
      • Strand Unit: Science and the environment
        - Recognize the contribution of scientists to society
        - examine some ways that science and technology have contributed positively to the use of the Earth’s resources

        • Strand: Energy and Forces
        • Strand Unit: Light
          - Investigate the refraction of light
          - Investigate how mirrors and other shiny surfaces are good reflectors of light
        • Strand: Materials
        • Strand Unit: Properties & characteristics of materials
          - identify and investigate a widening range of common materials in the immediate