Prince’s Trust Awards for Youngsters

Prince's Trust students celebrate success

Young people from City of Wolverhampton College were recognised for turning their lives around at a special awards evening in Walsall.

The group of eight students were presented with their certificates at Willenhall Chart Centre, after overcoming personal circumstances to complete a 12 week Prince’s Trust self development programme.

They were cheered on by more than friends and family members, along with representatives from West Midlands Police and the Mayor of Walsall Councillor Angela Underhill.

As part of their programme the team spent two weeks revamping The Olio Hub community Centre in Darlaston, painting a recording studio, computer room, games room and large hallway.

The students raised £175 towards the project by completing a bag pack at Asda in Walsall, organising a cake sale and taking part in a sponsored walk and sponsored sleep over at Brownhills Police Station. An additional £400 raised was donated to Walsall Manor Hospital.

Laura Nock, aged 21, said: “The programme has changed my life. Anything I do now is because of what I have achieved while on the course.”

Team Leader William Jones said: “The team have worked tremendously hard over the past 12 weeks and have smashed both personal and group targets. They have achieved so much in such a short period of time and now leave us to move on to work towards their own personal career and life goals.”

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 or call 0800 842 842.

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