Date: 24th April, 2019
A presentation has been held in Bournemouth to mark the latest achievements of young people taking part in the Prince’s Trust Team programme.
Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service runs the programme, and the celebration event was held on 18 April at the Henry Brown Youth Centre in West Howe. The ten successful participants were able to demonstrate to family, friends and guests all they had achieved over the 12 weeks, and also set out their hopes for the future.
The group were all awarded a Prince’s Trust Team completion certificate, presented by Deputy Lieutenant of Dorset John Young; they also achieved the Employability, Teamwork and Community Skills Qualification as well as a Level 3 First Aid certificate.
Debbie Harvey, Prince’s Trust Team Leader for DWFRS, highlighted the achievements of the group since starting the programme in January: “Team 118 have been a brilliant team, who have worked together to complete some excellent community work, including the redecoration of a local day care centre and delivering Easter-related activities for a group of local children. All ten of the young people completed a successful work experience placement and we thank all the local businesses and organisations who gave them the opportunity and supported them through this part of the course.”
During the presentation, John Sharp, one of the Team 118 graduates, said: “I have enjoyed the course so much that I would love to do it again with my team. I loved meeting them, getting to know who they are and supporting them. I am grateful for this experience and for the chance to join and complete this course to the very end.”
The next Team programme starts on Monday 20 May and will be held at Hamworthy Fire Station. If you are aged 16-25, not in education, employment or training, and would like to gain skills and qualifications to help move you into work, please contact Debbie Harvey, Prince’s Trust Team Leader, on 07500 066134 or email [email protected]
Pictured is John Sharp from Lulworth, receiving his certificate from Deputy Lieutenant of Dorset, John Young.