Saffron Walden County High School students take part in charity business challenge

PUBLISHED: 08:09 21 May 2018

Dragon Apprentice team with their mascot Xena. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Dragon Apprentice team with their mascot Xena. Picture: CONTRIBUTED


Five students from the Agricultural Science Unit (ASU) at Saffron Walden County High School took part in the first Uttlesford ‘Dragons Apprentice Challenge’, a school fundraising competition organised by the Council for Voluntary Services Uttlesford (CVSU).

The challenge offers Year 12 students the opportunity to work with a local charity, gaining work related skills whilst learning about the work and beneficiaries of their chosen charity – The Buffy Bus.

The team, named ‘Xena’s Warriors’, were provided with £100 and their challenge was to use this money to raise as much as possible for their charity. The team were supported by business mentor Liam Sheils, from KMD Private Wealth Management.

Xena’s Warriors planned a variety of events including sheep racing, a tombola, and an open day for families at the ASU.

They raised £732 and received the award for ‘Best Partnership’ with a charity.

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