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Dragons’ Apprentice Challenge

Dragons’ Apprentice Challenge

On 27 April our Lower Sixth students who took part in the Dragons’ Apprentice Challenge attended the Dragons’ Apprentice Award Ceremony at The Junction, Cambridge. The Dragons’ Apprentice Challenge, which is organised and run by the Cambridge Council for Voluntary Service (CCVS), requires that students set up and run a company over the course of six months with the aim to make at least £1000 for a charity. The girls’ chosen charity was Blue Smile, a local children’s charity providing skilled therapy and mentoring in schools to help troubled children learn and thrive. Over the six months the girls held sweet sales, sold accessories, made and sold laptop stickers and toiletries.  At the awards ceremony the students had to present a review of their business to a panel of Dragons for which they were all well prepared, knowledgeable, articulate and confident presenters. At the awards ceremony the team won an award for innovation as they were the only team to carry out market research and to import! Huge congratulations to everyone involved!