Students Recognised by Lord Mayor for Community Work

04 January 2017 | College News

Students Recognised by Lord Mayor for Community Work

City College Plymouth students, who have been participating in the Prince’s Trust personal development programme, have been awarded certificates by the Lord Mayor at a special presentation.

The students were commended for completing the twelve-week scheme designed to help young people gain new skills, meet new people and make a positive difference in their local area.

As part of the initiative, the students gave over 100 hours of their time to support the community, which included refurbishing a music and games room at Hamoaze House – a day centre supporting those that have been affected by drug and alcohol abuse.

The team from City College also supported Derriford Hospital Children’s Cancer Trust, after being contacted by a six-year-old year-old boy who wanted to help those less fortunate than himself. The students approached local companies to donate gifts for the children to open on Christmas day.

“The team worked really hard to get businesses on-board with this project and had a fantastic response,” said Cheryl Powell, Case Officer at City College. “This project has helped to build the students’ confidence and communication skills, all while giving back to the community. I couldn’t be prouder of what they have achieved and hope to see them all continue to grow and give.”

For more information on the Prince’s Trust, or on full or part-time courses, the College is hosting an Open Day on Saturday 29 April, 10.00am to 1.00pm, at Kings Road. To find out more, please visit our events page or call 01752 305300.

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