Dragons’ Den

Developing creative thinking

Can 11-year-olds be good at business?  Indeed they can.

Each June, three successful business people in their Dragons’ Den put Year 6 children at High Beeches Primary School through their paces. Teams think up business propositions and pitch to the Dragons, along the lines of the BBC programme.

Deputy Head Stephanie Shewbridge commented: ‘Thanks to Rotary in Harpenden, our young people have a wonderful opportunity to develop their creative thinking skills, team working and presentation abilities, as well as the challenge and enjoyment of then selling their products and services at our Summer Fair.’

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THE quiz for enthusiasts!

The 27th annual and ever-popular Harpenden Quiz of Quizzes, organised by Rotary in Harpenden, will be held at 7.30pm on Friday 15 March at St George’s School.

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Modular homes revive Ukrainian village 

Local Rotarians pictured with one of the 124 temporary modular homes that have helped to house residents of Moshchun, a village near the Ukrainian capital, where Russian bombardment destroyed or severely damaged 70% of the buildings. 

Their appeal to other Rotary clubs brought support from 12 countries including Britain. Our Ukrainian Quiz Night, held in November, raised funds for furniture and other household essentials.

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Ready to receive 

Some 19 months ago Rotary in Harpenden took on a project to raise funds to equip a new operating theatre being built at the Kyengera Women’s hospital in Wakiso, near Kampala, Uganda.  

We had the task of raising the equivalent of US$5,000 to get the $30,000+ project off the ground.

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