Junior Dragons’ Apprentice Challenge 2018/19
First Round

A further set of Junior Dragons’ Apprentice Challenges were run earlier in the year which saw The Fishing Kings team from Broxbourne Primary School named the overall winners for Broxbourne and Hertford St Andrew Primary School’s Dragon Breath team won for East Herts. A total of 8 teams participated in the Challenge. Thundercats of Thundridge Primary School were announced as the Overall Winner of the CVSBEH Summer 2019 Junior Dragons’ Apprentice Challenge Hertford St Andrew C of E Primary School, St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School and Wormley Primary School also participated and won awards including ‘Most Innovative Business Idea’ and ‘Most Money Raised’.

It was incredible – these young teams raised almost £2,500 for local charities including Age Concern Bishops Stortford, SPACE, The Broxbourne Foodbank and Ware in Bloom through activities such as organising school fayres, running a French Café, holding a car wash and selling homemade soap. Through activities such as a fun run and a ‘dance off’ almost £1,400 was raised for four local charities; Breathe Easy Hertford, Cats Whiskers Rescue, Four Swans Vision and the Wormley and Turnford Big Local MS Group.

”This is our 5th 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, Broxbourne Borough Council, East Herts Council,
Fortuna Finance, Veolia, VolkerWessels and Wood Bros for their support with the project.