Prince's Trust

A special school in Wolverhampton has received a garden revamp, thanks to the hard work of students from City of Wolverhampton College.

The group of five students, who are all on a 12 week Prince’s Trust Programme, spent two weeks building a sensory garden at Broadmeadows Special School in Whitmore Reans.

The team dug out a small pond and built brightly coloured flower beds with different smells and textures. They also painted benches and fences and jet washed the area.

The students raised the £120 needed for the project by organising a cake sale, market stall and raffle, taking part in a 10 mile sponsored walk, bag packing at a local supermarket and

Team Leader Rochelle Finch said: “The team worked extremely hard to get the project finished to the deadline, it now looks fantastic and will really aid in the development of the young children!”

As part of the course the students will also be helping out in a soup kitchen and organising activities for children with various disabilities.

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.

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