Dragons’ Apprentice Challenge 2019/20

Over 100 ambitious students are taking up the Dragons’ Apprentice Challenge this year across Broxbourne and East Herts. 11 different teams will compete to increase their £100 start-up cash into as much as possible by mid-December.

The teams of students attended area launches on 7th and 9th October in Stanstead Abbotts and Turnford.

The students don’t work alone; the business challenge matches each team with a local business mentor (their ‘Dragon’). Local organisations giving of their time, expertise and also sponsoring the Challenge include Barclays, Broxbourne Council, East Herts Council, Gaze Property, Hertfordshire County Council, Network Homes, Outside the Box, TheGivingMachine, VolkerWessels UK and Wormley and Turnford Big Local.

All teams taking part are matched with a charity partner, to whom they will be donating all of their team’s profits, providing much needed income for local charity groups. The local charity / community groups this year are Citizens Advice East Herts, Cruse Bereavement Care Hertfordshire, Guideposts, Headway Hertfordshire, Home-Start Hertfordshire, Local Social, Southern Maltings, SPACE, Teens Unite Fighting Cancer, The East & North Herts Hospitals’ Charity and The Recovery Community.

Schools taking part are Chauncy School, Haileybury Turnford, Robert Barclay Academy, St Mary’s Catholic School, The Broxbourne School, The Hertfordshire & Essex High School and The John Warner School.


Document Templates

Participants in the Broxbourne & East Herts Challenges for secondary school students can download
these document templates:

Documents for teams to complete:

Click here to read about last year’s Awards Evenings


The Senior Dragons’ Apprentice Challenge is a unique project that originated in St Albans nine years ago and has operated in over 50 schools across Hertfordshire. Locally, the Challenge is being co-ordinated by CVS for Broxbourne and East Herts. It brings together partners in business (the Dragons), local schools (the Apprentices) and local charities/community groups. The Apprentices are tasked with turning £100 into as much money as possible for a local community group or charity under the guidance and support of a Dragon. All profits made by the teams go to their allocated charity/community group for activities taking place in Broxbourne and East Herts.

CVSBEH are actively seeking schools, charities and businesses to get involved in any way that they can. If you would like to participate in next year’s Challenge please contact Penny at CVSBEH on 0300 123 1034.

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