Schoolchildren get grounds makeover thanks to Prince’s Trust learners

Schoolchildren get grounds makeover thanks to Prince’s Trust learners

While most young people spent their time relaxing this summer, this group from Bridgewater College’s Prince’s Trust Team programme dedicated their time to rejuvenating a classroom and garden area for disabled people.

The Somerset college group chose nearby Jean Rees Centre at Chilton School — a learning environment they said could be more “colourful and stimulating” — for their two-week personal development project.

Unique artwork, refurbished garden furniture, weeding and bright new flower beds were all part of the project.

Jo Wilkes, team leader for Prince’s Trust at Bridgwater College, said the final outcome was a “testament to the hard work and dedication put in by the team”.

“They worked in very hot conditions to ensure they achieved the best possible outcome. They took every stage of the project very seriously and I am very proud of them,” she added.

 

Main image: From left: Bridgewater College Prince Õs Trust Team Brandon Tottle, aged 22, Jess Mills, 23, Tom Shaw, 23, Sammy Izard, 22, Shane Howe, 23, and Toby Gamester, 20, (back row) with Mayor Leigh Redman (centre) and team leader Jo Wilkes. Front row: pupils from Jean Rees Centre at Chilton School