Year 12 students from Dacorum secondary schools were invited to enter teams of up to eight pupils to the Dragons Apprentice Challenge. The teams were challenged to turn £100 into £1000 or more for a Dacorum charity by means of business-related ideas. The team selected to raise money for Dacorum Heritage came from Tring School. They raised £364 through business initiatives such as the sale of unwanted items, bake sales and a raffle for Halloween. In acknowledgement of their work, our team won an award for Demonstration of Personal Development. When asked what they had learned by taking part in the challenge, the team said that they had learned about the types of setbacks you encounter have when trying to make big profits. They also learnt the importance of reaching out and discovered that people are kind and willing to support small charities.
We’d like to thank both the team at Tring School and Connect Dacorum for organising the challenge.