Dragons Team Elite Become Focus of BBC 3 Counties ‘Treasure Quest’


Early on Saturday 28 January members of Dragons apprentice team ‘Elite’ were serving coffee and cake in Cornelia’s café at St Nicholas Church in Harpenden when, a roving BBC radio reporter appeared and put team leader Sarah Hill firmly on the spot! The researcher had seen the team’s advert on the Hertfordshire ‘what’s on’ page and had tracked down the team to see if they would like to be on the JVS show. Sarah was quick to accept this golden opportunity to promote the event.

Year 12 student Sarah gives us her exciting account of this amazing media journey with BBC 3 Counties Radio:
“The story began on 21 January when I was on BBC 3 Counties Radio playing the ‘30 second challenge’. I was given just 30 seconds to promote our event. This was very tricky and quite nerve wracking. However, I did plan it all out before hand and even managed to finish with 4 seconds to spare!

Then, on 28 January BBC 3 Counties Radio came to interview us at Cornelia’s Cafe. They were running the part of the JVS show known as the ‘treasure quest’ . This is when the public are given four clues and three hours to find the hidden treasure in Beds, Herts and Bucks. When the reporter arrived I was very nervous. He handed over his head set to me and asked me to say hello to BBC 3 presenter Johnathon Vernon-Smith who was live on air back in the studio. I managed to stay calm and give him clear answers to the questions he asked about our event. It was all very exciting, my voice was a bit shaky, but I think it sounded alright in the end.”

Congratulations to all members of Team Elite namely, Year 12 students Eleanor Bogush, Alex Brown. Hafsah Khan, Zahrah Khodadin, Hannah Sears-Black, Sarah Hill, Libby Blencowe who have successfully raised over £500 from their fund raising events for Rennie Grove Hospice .This includes the famous coffee mornings in January, a fashion show, several confectionary sales and running a henna painting stall during lunch times at school! Well done ladies!

Mrs Johnson Smith, PR & Marketing Co-ordinator
Sarah Hill, Year 12