STUDENTS DIG IN FOR TRENCH TOTS
Students from City of Wolverhampton College are digging in to create a fun filled play area for youngsters in Trench.
The group of nine students, who are all on a 12 week Prince’s Trust Programme, have spent two weeks revamping the garden at Trench Tots Nursery.
They cut back overgrown trees, created seats and herb beds out of old tyres, planted vegetables and herbs and painted fences.
They also created a nature area with a bug hotel and built a tepee for the children to play in.
The group raised the £400 needed for the project by taking part in an exercise bike challenge outside Morrisons in Lawley, where they cycled the equivalent of 140 miles between them. They also organised a fun day ay Meeting Point House in Telford Town Centre.
Team Leader Rachael Hancher said: “The team have worked really hard on this project and shown a great deal of enthusiasm and commitment to see it through to completion. Our thanks go to Johnstone’s Leyland Decorating Centre on Stafford Park who kindly donated fence paint.”
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.