Dragons Apprentice



A group of entrepreneurial students from Stanborough School have raised a phenomenal £2,814.70 for hyh as part of the Welwyn Hatfield Dragons’ Apprentice Challenge.

And the hard work and dedication of the team of sixth form ‘Apprentices’ was recognised when they won the ‘Best Co-Operation’ prize at the Challenge’s awards night.

Stanborough were one of several schools in the Welwyn Hatfield area, who partnered up with ‘Dragons’ from local businesses, to take part in the five-month challenge which asked the teams to turn £100 into £1,000 for their nominated charity.

hyh are tremendously proud of everything the students have achieved. I’ve really enjoyed working with them all,” said Alison Wildey, hyh’s Community & Events Fundraiser.

The amount they raised for us is nearly triple what they had originally hoped for. The team have been fantastic and the award they won was very well deserved.

Guided by Samantha Driscoll from G&J Plumbing and Heating in Welwyn Garden City, Stanborough’s ‘Build A Future’ team, successfully planned several fundraising events including Christmas fairs, a raffle, bake sales and selling Valentine’s roses.

I have enjoyed working with the group and watching each one develop a general understanding of business in such a short time,” Samantha said. “I wish each member the very best for the future.

hyh would like to thank all the businesses who supported team Build A Future in their fundraising activities.
Overall, the Dragons’ Apprentice Challenge raised £18,844.67 this year for local charities.