Diary of a Sutton Councillor

Superdragons vs Sutton Primary Schools

The three Superdragons in the boardroom

I was delighted to take part in the Sutton Junior Dragon’s Apprentice Challenge as one of the Boardroom ‘Superdragons’.

Organised by SCVS, four of the borough’s primary schools accepted the challenge to come up with an innovative business idea to raise funds for a local charity.  The schools formed teams, agreed team names, and were helped in the task by an allocated apprentice mentor. Three of the mentors were apprentices working at Sutton Council, and the fourth was an apprentice from Metro Bank.

The teams had to plan, organise and manage the fundraising activities, and then prepare a poster and a presentation for the final stage of the competition where they faced the Superdragons in the boardroom.

We Superdragons were very impressed with the great ideas and hard work the teams had put into the challenge, and with the very professional presentations. The children had clearly had fun too.

The schools taking part were: Westbourne Primary school – who put forward two teams, Cheam Common Junior Academy, All Saints Benhilton, and St Elphege’s RC Junior School.

Cheam Common Juniors present their project in the boardroom

There were a number of awards for a range of categories, and the winners will be announced shortly.

The challenge was a pilot of an initiative originally arranged by Broxbourne and East Herts CVS. SCVS are keen to roll the challenge out to more schools next year to make it a regular event.

The teams were given £50 seed money and in total nearly £2,000 was raised for local charities thanks to the hard work of the competing teams.



March 25, 2017 - Posted by | Information | , , , , ,

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