RA Butler’s Pioneering Dragons Apprentices

The first junior dragon’s apprentices in Uttlesford, Year 6 pupils at RA Butler, honed their entrepreneurial skills as they pioneered CVSU’s “Junior Dragons’ Apprentice Challenge” in Uttlesford Primary Schools. Working in teams, they brainstormed potential projects, researched materials and resources they would need, produced business plans, designed and made posters to publicise their operations and worked hard together to run their activities.

During the school’s Open Evening the teams raised over £543 in profit from their endeavours, half is for their chosen Charity Buffy Bus and half to the school as their ‘legacy’.

Each team made a presentation to the Super Dagon’s: Clive Emmett CEO CVSU, Richard Corby CVSU, Simon Jackson UDC and Jim Brewin Waitrose. Awards were then presented to mark their achievements. The Dream Team, who made book marks, were delighted to be judged the overall winners of the Challenge by the super dragons.

“The dragons apprentice challenge was an exciting and fun event. We were very keen to take part in it and many thanks to the Dragons who introduced it to us.” The dream team said.
“This has been a marvellous experience for the children. At RAB, we run a Year 6 Enterprise project every year, but this year being part of the CVSU initiative has made it particularly realistic and
motivating. The children were absolutely buzzing with enthusiasm to present their finished projects to the ‘Super Dragon’s’ and have thoroughly enjoyed the entire process. The Year 5s have seen it all going on and are already looking forward to when it is their turn next year!” said the Deputy Head Junior School Karen Scott.

The Challenge is organised and supported in the school by Council for Voluntary Service Uttlesford and made possible by the generous funding of the Educational Trust, Uttlesford District Council and Stansted Airport.

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