Junior Dragons’ Apprentice Challenge 2019/20

The Trinity’s Vision team from Holy Trinity CE Primary School were announced as Overall Winner for Broxbourne and Hertford St Andrew Primary School’s Junior Dragons won in East Herts.

A total of 5 schools managed to complete the Challenge prior to the lockdown of March 2020; A further 8 teams missed out on Round 3 that launched in the March. Despite this, our amazing teams raised over £1700 for their charities including Broxbourne Foodbank, CHEXS, Four Swans Vision, Home-Start Hertfordshire and Breathe Easy.

They raised this money through a number of initiatives including a number of fete stalls, making and selling Gingerbread biscuits, organising a sponsored run, selling donated books, running a car wash and setting up a tea party.

“This is our 6th year of delivering the challenge in Junior schools. We’re delighted it continues to create a culture of entrepreneurism amongst our young people. The Challenge offers the opportunity for students to gain experience of working in a team and putting a range of innovative ideas for designing and selling products, holding events and creating micro businesses into action. The money they earn makes a real difference in their community, raising £1000s for local good causes. It’s also exciting to see which school teams are crowned the winners. The winning teams always have a strong partnership with their business mentors and genuine outside engagement with their charity. Just as important is that the students quickly gain confidence and skills to help equip them for the next stage of their lives and we hope they begin to identify special areas of interest that can be career defining.”
Ian Richardson, Chief Officer of CVS for Broxbourne and East Herts.

CVSBEH would like to thank Barclays, Ambition Broxbourne, East Herts Council and VolkerWessels for their continued support with the project.