Date: 19th December, 2019
On Thursday 12 December, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service held a presentation to celebrate the achievements of eleven young people completing the Prince’s Trust Team programme.
Held at Hamworthy Fire Station, the celebration event enabled the successful participants to present to family, friends and distinguished guests what they have achieved over the previous 12 weeks and their hopes for the future.
The group were all awarded a Prince’s Trust Team completion certificate, presented by Lord Lieutenant of Dorset, Angus Campbell, and have 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 May. “Team 120 have worked really hard over the past 12 weeks to tackle the challenges that have been placed in front of them. The team gelled together from week 1 and completed challenges during the residential in Dartmoor, redecorated a room on the children’s ward at Poole Hospital as part of their community project, delivered activity sessions for the elderly and gave food and drinks to the homeless. As part of the course each individual was required to complete a work experience placement and two of them have gained employment from this which is fantastic news.”
During the presentation, Dana Fry, one of the Team 120 graduates explained: “Before the Prince’s Trust course, I spent 90 percent of my time shut away at home with very little interaction with the outside world. Throughout the 12 weeks, I have learnt to work well in a team, lead activities, gained confidence in communicating with others and most importantly I now have a plan for the future.”
The next Team programme starts on Monday 27 January and will be delivered from the Townsend Youth Centre in Bournemouth. If you are aged 16-25 and 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]