STUDENTS TRANSFORM COMMUNITY GARDEN
Students from City of Wolverhampton College have been getting their hands dirty to transform the grounds of a community centre in Lanesfield.
The group of 10 students, who are all on a Prince’s Trust personal development programme, gave Hilton Hall Community Centre a garden makeover.
Over the two week period the students landscape the area, weeding, planting and even laying 20 tons of gravel!
They raised the £315 needed for the project by carrying out a bag pack at Sainsbury’s St Marks in Wolverhampton, taking part in a sponsored walk from Wolverhampton to Kinver and organising a guess how many jelly beans are in the jar competition.
Team Leader Nicola Cooke said: “This was by far the best community project I have been involved in.
“The team worked really hard and did an amazing job!
“The community centre was a great place to be and we were made to feel very welcome. I have never met people so passionate about investing in young people.”
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.