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Local Prince's Trust team renovate allotment

 

Prince's Trust members and the renovated allotment area.

LOCAL Prince’s Trust Team Ormskirk Five have renovated an allotment area on Edge Hill University as part of their community project module. The purpose of the allotment is for members of the University to grow their own produce as well as for children from local nurseries and youth groups for educational purposes. The team improved the area by renovating raised beds and planting different items. They also planted new seeds so that there will be fruit and vegetables growing this year.

The site is to be maintained by the Students’ Union from the University along with assistance from Ducklings, the local nursery.

On April 10, Students’ Union representative Jess Martin said: “The team have put in a massive effort and should be very proud of their work. They have totally changed the area for the better and this will make a big difference to local youth groups”.

The Prince’s Trust is a 12 week programme for young adults between the ages of 16 and 25. The programme gives support to young people and helps to develop skills that would help in the workplace. Some of the skills that are developed include confidence, teamwork and motivation. As part of the programme the team will partake in a community project, a two week work placement, a team challenge and a residential trip. The programme helps people of all backgrounds including people who have been in trouble with the law and people who have been unfortunate enough to be unable to gain employment. Since it began in 1976, the Trust has helped more than 750,000 young people.

The Prince’s Trust team programme at Ormskirk will be interviewing within the coming weeks for the next course which is due to start on Monday, June 9.

If you are interested in joining a team, please contact Dave Massam (Team Leader ) on 07870168529 or 01695 52614 or email him at dmassam@westlancs.ac.uk