Teens win four awards in Dragon’s Den-style challenge in Stevenage and North Herts

PUBLISHED: 09:58 08 May 2018

Business mentor Marie Clinton with students Rhyannon Opie, Tylia Levy-Startup, Billie Newman and Lexus Page, and Carers in Herts' Linda Cudmore. Picture: courtesy of Kate Robinson.

Business mentor Marie Clinton with students Rhyannon Opie, Tylia Levy-Startup, Billie Newman and Lexus Page, and Carers in Herts' Linda Cudmore. Picture: courtesy of Kate Robinson.

Archant

A group of teenagers have trounced the competition in a Dragons’ Apprentice Challenge and won four awards.

The challenge, organised by the North Herts Centre for Voluntary Service, involves teams of Year 12 pupils in Stevenage and North Herts being given a business mentor and tasked with turning £100 into £1,000 for charity within six months.

A ceremony at Stevenage’s Cromwell Hotel last week saw a team from the North Herts Education Support Centre – a pupil referral unit that works with permanently excluded students and those at serious risk of permanent exclusion – win Best Poster, Best Innovative Business Ideas, Most Money Raised and Overall Winners.

The team raised £1,700 for Carers in Herts by having several market stalls and holding an afternoon tea.

Their teacher, Kate Robinson, said: “They were the underdogs, competing against A-level business studies students, and they absolutely smashed it.”

North Herts College

With GCSE results day taking place next Thursday (August 23), it’s time for students to start thinking about what’s next. Sixth form is not the only option; there’s a range of courses and qualifications out there, and a further education college can help prepare you for the next stage in your education or career.

Read more

North Herts College

With GCSE results day taking place next Thursday (August 23), it’s time for students to start thinking about what’s next. Sixth form is not the only option; there’s a range of courses and qualifications out there, and a further education college can help prepare you for the next stage in your education or career.

Read more

Biggleswade, Sandy, Potton

08:03

A fleet of 10 cars has been stolen from a private barn in Broom, near Biggleswade, by a group posing as vehicle recovery firm staff.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the The Comet e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

The Comet weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read stories

Show Job Lists

The Comet app Herts Most Wanted Herts Business Awards

Follow us on Twitter