Hardworking Students Celebrate a Job Well Done

Students revamp Shrewsbury community centre

Hardworking students are celebrating a job well done after completing a kitchen refurbishment at a Shrewsbury Community Centre.

The group of nine young people, who are all on a 12 week Prince’s Trust Programme delivered by City of Wolverhampton College, spent a fortnight revamping Eileen Sandford Community Centre.

The team constructed and replaced kitchen units, fixed new work surfaces and painted walls. They also employed an electrician to install a new extractor fan, cleaned gutters and fixed leaks.

They raised an impressive £1275 for the work by taking part in a sponsored swim, washing cars and completing bag packs at local supermarkets.

The students are now moving on to a range of other activities, including further training, apprenticeships and employment.

Robert Cox said “The course has helped me immensely. I have gained confidence and learnt lots of new DIY skills. The course has given me a routine and made me realise the potential I have.”

Team Leader Kevin Faulkner said: “The team have done exceptionally well on their personal journeys over the last 12 weeks and have worked tirelessly to get to the end of a tough programme.

“I am proud of every member of the team and hope they are more motivated for a better life in the future.”

The Prince’s Trust Team programme gives unemployed young people aged 16 to 25 the chance to learn new skills and improve their confidence and self-esteem through a range of outdoor activities, community work and work experience.

For more information on the Team programme contact The Prince’s Trust team at City of Wolverhampton College on 01902 836000. The college welcomes offers from individuals and businesses to support the delivery of the programme by offering work experience, mock interviews or voluntary projects.

For further information about The Prince’s Trust, visit www.princes-trust.org.uk or call 0800 842 842.



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