Curriculum Links & Schools


The business project, which forms the core of the initiative, is cross curricular and incorporates the curriculum subjects listed below. Life Skills are an important component of the project based learning and pupils experience multi sensory real life situations. This empowers the children to help themselves by helping other children through innovation and initiative.

The children are given the autonomy to grow and develop strengths and work on weaknesses; the space to achieve which, in turn, releases creativity and ingenuity; the chance to develop socially by interaction with other pupils and adults, become more aware of social issues and problems facing young people locally and internationally; learn about different cultures, people and languages;become kinder and more caring and which will hopefully lead to a volunteer culture and their growth into more confident young people


The project relates to the following strands of the National Curriculum and is continually  evolving


ENGLISH - Oral Language, Reading and Writing

Strands     Receptiveness to Language, Competence and Confidence in Using Language, Developing Cognitive Abilities through Language, Emotional and Imaginative Development though Language.



Skills        Applying and Problem Solving, Communicating and Expressing, Integrating and Connecting, Reasoning, Implementing, Understanding and Recalling

Strands    Number, Algebra, Shape and Space, Data, Measures

GAEILGE-  Labhairt, Leitheoireacht, Eisteacht, Scribhneoireacht

Na teamai    Me fein, Sa Bhaile, An Scoil, Bia, Siopadoireacht, Ocaidi Speisialta

Deanta i rang a se go mormhor.

SPHE- Social, Personal and Health Education 

Strands      Myself, Myself and Others, Myself and the Wider World

SESE - History

Strands      Myself and My Family, Story, Change and Continuity, Early People and Ancient Societies, Politics, Conflict and Society.

SESE - Geography

Strands      Human Environments, Natural Environments, Environmental Awareness and Care

SESE -  Science

Strands  Materials, Environmental Awareness and Care, Living Things


Strands   Athletics, Games,

Visual Arts  

Strands    Drawing, Paint and Colour, Fabric and Fibre.


Strands   Composing

Much of the Religious Education Programme for Primary Schools forms part of the project.  

We hope to create a link with other Irish schools involved in similar work and schools and children abroad who will be beneficiaries of the project. Watch this space.





News Flash

The Business!

The Notre Dame fifth class girls under the direction of their teacher Mrs, Gumisiriza have launched this year's project.

While the businesses have been formed and work is well underway, the girls have found time to mention some of the skills they hope to learn this year.



What I hope to learn from Children Helping Children is

To make ice cream and work together. By Sophia

The value of money. By Georgia

To be aware of other people who are less fortunate then us. By Rachel

Orginisation, team work and the value of money. By Molly

To introduce myself on the phone and the value of money. By Haille

To have more confidence on the phone or in a shop. By Lucy

To be a good business partner and a good explainer.  By Tanya

To be sensible with money and remember to give it to the less fortunate.  By Grace

 To care for the less fortunate.  By Abby

 The value of money. By Orlaith

How to be sensible with money. By Molly

To remember to danate to charities. By Lucy

To remember to support others. By Anna

To encourage others along. By Sarah.


Best of luck to the girls and Mrs. Gumisiriza.


A big well done and thanks to everyone who has taken part in the business project over the years.