Junior Dragons’ Apprentice Challenge 2018/19

CVS for Broxbourne & East Herts is delighted to announce the winners of the local Junior Dragons’ Apprentice Challenge. The Fishing Kings team from Broxbourne Primary School were 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. 

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.

“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 & East Herts. 

CVSBEH would like to thank Barclays, Broxbourne Borough Council, East Herts Council,
Fortuna Finance, Veolia, VolkerWessels and Wood Bros (Furniture) Ltd
for their support with the project.

The Junior Dragons’ Apprentice Challenge, launched by CVSBEH in 2014, is a spin-off of the Dragons’ Apprentice Challenge created for Year 12 students by St Albans CVS. The Junior Challenge runs over six weeks in local primary schools giving students in years 5 and 6 an opportunity to experience the business world. Each team is given an initial investment of £50 to make into as much money as possible for a range of local charities and voluntary organisations, all of whom are actively involved with their teams.

Please read the testimonial from Wormley Primary School Here.

If you would like further information or to be involved in the next round please email Penny or call 0300 123 1034.

Please Click Here to view our Junior Dragons’ Apprentice Challenge in East Herts video.

As well as this, you can view a short video of the dramatic boardroom scenes from past competitions below.