A toast to young enterprise

hemel hempstead school young enterprise connect dacorum christmas lunch
hemel hempstead school young enterprise connect dacorum christmas lunch

Lord Sugar may be putting his young apprentices through their pretend paces on TV – but in Dacorum budding Bransons prefer more practical applications of their entrepreneurial potential.

Teams from five Dacorum senior schools are taking part in a Dacorum’s Dragons Apprentice Challenge organised by Connect Dacorum.

Year 12 squads from Cavendish, Hemel Hempstead, Kings Langley, Ashlyns and Tring Schools have each been given £100 with a target of turning it into £1,000 or more.

At the Connect Dacorum/Dacorum Community Trust Christmas lunch at Pendley Manor on Friday, the Hemel Hempstead team were busy taking orders for their non-alcoholic Christmas drinks hampers, backed by soft drinks firm Britvic.

They’re raising cash for the Dacorum Community Trust, and are aiming to top £2,000 by the time the challenge runs its course in March.

Find out more about the work of the Trust in next week’s Gazette.