Junior Dragons’ Apprentice Challenge 2018/19

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’.  

Through activities such as a fun run and a ‘dance off’ almost £1,400.00 was raised for four local charities; Breathe Easy Hertford, Cats Whiskers Rescue, Four Swans Vision and the
Wormley and Turnford Big Local MS Group.

“As treasurer of Breathe Easy Hertford, it has been my pleasure and privilege to represent our group on the Junior Dragons’ Apprentice Challenge linking us with the Hertford St Andrew School. I first met the students back in March when the CVS and I explained what we were all about. I was immediately struck by their enthusiasm which was even more apparent when I was present at their Easter Egg hunt and Fair. The result of this was a donation of £720.00 to Breathe Easy – an absolutely incredible achievement for a school of their size. At subsequent assemblies I was delighted to receive the cheque and also to be there when the CVS presented the trophies that they so deserved. I must also stress the work that their teacher Daniel Chapman put in – I know he has been a great inspiration to the team. On behalf of our group, may I wish the students every success and happiness in their future education – thank you school for the experience” Roger Callaby, Breathe Easy Hertford 

CVSBEH would like to thank Broxbourne Borough Council, East Herts Council, and Wood Bros (Furniture) Ltd for their ongoing 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.