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.