Canterbury Prince's Trust Team Participants Celebrate

Monday 27th June 2016

Canterbury Prince's Trust participantsParticipants on the Canterbury Prince’s Trust Team programme celebrated the completion of their twelve week programme on Wednesday evening at an event in Canterbury Cathedral Lodge.

Talking about their experiences on programme, which comprises a week’s residential, work placement and community project, the young people spoke about how much they enjoyed the programme and shared what they will be doing after the programme. Their plans are to return to college (several who have previously struggled with college), full-time work in Game, as a landscape gardener and part-time work in a coffee shop as well as returning to college in September. Just one learner still looking for work but has applied for jobs and waiting to hear. Two learners have also signed up to join the NCS programme before college and three are hoping to do a Prince's Trust sailing programme before they start back at college.

Their Team Challenge involved working with adults with learning disabilities where they prepared and served a cream tea, played football and ran a craft activity helping them decorates cards and drawing/colouring. They wanted to help to make them feel less lonely and more welcome within the community. 

As well as gaining their Prince’s Trust certificates, they also achieved passes in First Aid at Work and achieved passes in the World Host Day Customer Service training award.