Junior Achievement appoints primary programme manager

Friday 23 October 2015

Lisa Morris

Junior Achievement Isle of Man has appointed Lisa Morris primary programme manager.

‘This is the job I’ve always wanted,’ said Lisa who will be working in all the island’s primary schools delivering, with volunteer support, the Junior Achievement ‘Our World’ programme to year 6 children.

She said: ‘I love the material and have been so impressed by how quickly the children grasp and retain information about how countries are interdependent in terms of resources and how soon they begin to understand the rudiments of global trading. “Our World” also teaches teamwork and communication skills and prepares children for the transition from primary to secondary school. But what’s so valuable about the work Junior Achievement is doing in schools is that it goes beyond the academic, preparing young people for the world of work.’

Originally from Yorkshire, Lisa has lived on the island for 17 years and comes from an accountancy and financial background. She added that for her new role she would be drawing on her communication and time managements skills born out of the ‘logistical and organisational demands of being a mother of four children aged between eight and 14.’

Junior Achievement chief executive Sue Cook said: ‘As a mother Lisa recognises the importance of challenging and stimulating young minds, broadening children’s horizons and equipping them with life skills.  We are delighted to have Lisa join the team.’

To find out more about the work of Junior Achievement, contact Sue Cook, 666266, sue.cook@jaiom.im