First time in Hertsmere: Junior Dragons’ Apprentice Challenge 2018

First time in Hertsmere: Junior Dragons’ Apprentice Challenge 2018

This year Communities 1st held the Junior Dragon’s Apprentice Challenge for the first time. Six teams across four schools entered the Challenge with more than 100 students participating.

The Challenge runs over six weeks with local primary school teams, giving students in years 5 and 6 an opportunity to experience the business world. Each team is given £50 seed funding, which is invested into the teams business ideas to make a profit for their matched Charity. 

The schools taking part include Saffron Green Primary School, Summerswood Primary School, St. Nicolas Elstree C of E and Monksmead Primary School.Business Dragon support has donated by Metro Bank, Hertswood Academy and Hertsmere Borough Council. Local charity and community groups partnered with the teams include Live Well Project, Wheelchair Dance Sports Association, Goods for Good, Borehamwood Drop-in, Barnardos and Gratitude. 

Junior Dragons’ Apprentice Challenge is co-ordinated by Communities. Chief Executive Stephen Craker said: ‘This is the 1st year we are delivering the Junior Challenge and the response and enthusiasm we have had from Primary Schools has been great. We are looking forward to see which school will become the winners this year.’