Community centre transformed

Community centre transformed

Good-willed City College Norwich students have colourfully transformed the café and garden area at a local community centre.

The student-led community project involved a group of 14 students, who are on a Ready2 course, working intensively over three weeks at Silver Road Community Centre.

The walls of the café have been re-painted and brightly coloured curtains have been fitted.

Level one art students helped out their peers by decorating the walls with paintings, construction students assisted with DIY work, and plants were donated by the college’s foundation horticulture group.

The group raised more than £400 for the project from sales of greetings cards that they made and sold across the city.

Ready2 student Jazmin Beaumont, aged 18, said: “Seeing the final finish makes all of the hard work worth it. To see the difference that it will make to elderly people and younger people who use the community centre makes me feel really happy.”

The community project was an element of the Ready2 course, which is designed to help students develop a range of employability, enterprise and life skills.