Students at Herts and Essex High School in Bishop’s Stortford are celebrating after taking part in the Senior Dragon’s Apprentice Challenge.
The initiative, which began in September, involved 65 Year 12 students from seven secondary schools in the area, 18 representatives of the business community and 13 beneficiary charitable organisations.
The Dragon’s Apprentice scheme is organised by Community Voluntary Services for Broxbourne and East Herts.
Three teams from the Warwick Road secondary – Prospect, Innovate and Initiative – worked with three charities in the Stortford and Harlow area: Age Concern, YMCA and YCT.
Activities to raise money included chocolate tombolas, a Christmas fayre, quiz night, raffle, bucket collection, cake bake sales and sixth-form social events.
During an awards evening, Team Prospect presented the YMCA with a cheque for £1,500 and won the category for most money raised.
The team’s dragon was Ben Wood, from East Herts District Council, and YMCA representatives were Robert Purcell and Ave Spah.
Team Innovate raised £600 for Age Concern Bishop’s Stortford and won Best Poster. Its dragon was Richard Morris, of The Giving Machine, and Age Concern representative was Angela Alder.
Team Initiative raised £1,000 for YCT and were supported by their dragon, Cllr Norma Symonds, and YCT representative Lindsay Fox.
Taken from http://www.hertsandessexobserver.co.uk/ First posted 15th May 2016