Group of youngsters complete Prince’s Trust programme at West Suffolk College in Bury St Edmunds

The Prince's Trust group at West Suffolk College, who have completed a 12-week programme. Picture: W

The Prince's Trust group at West Suffolk College, who have completed a 12-week programme. Picture: WEST SUFFOLK COLLEGE - Credit: Archant

A group of nine young people have completed a Prince’s Trust programme at West Suffolk College in Bury St Edmunds.

The group, aged between 16 and 25, took part in activities in the community such as working with adults with disabilities and the elderly.

The 12-week course also included a week-long residential trip and fundraising – with more than £330 being raised from bag packing at Tesco, a cake sale and a raffle.

The group’s community project was renovating the garden area at Glastonbury Court care home in Bury St Edmunds, where the team created a vegetable patch, a flowerbed and painted a shed and fences in bright colours.

Two members of the group have now got jobs following the course, and two are starting college courses.

One of the group members, Laura Robson, said: “The Prince’s Trust course has helped me grow as a person and it’s helped me figure out, not only that I can do what I set out to do but it’s also opened so many doors to other possibilities of jobs that I would like to do.”

The next Prince’s Trust programme starts on September 25 and taster days will take place on September 20 and 21 at West Suffolk College.

For more information contact 01284 713666, email info@wsc.ac.uk or click here to visit the college’s website.

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