Prince's Trust students support local drop-in centre

City of Bristol College learners helping adults at the North Bristol drop-in center

 A group of learners on the College’s Prince’s Trust Team Programme have come together to support a Bristol drop-in centre.

The North Bristol drop-in centre, based in Horfield, caters for adults with learning difficulties, and among the activities organised by the Prince’s Trust team were bingo, domino tournaments and reading activities.

The group of students studying the 12 week programme decided they wanted to support the centre after discovering it was just 1 of 3 centres in Bristol that support individuals with learning difficulties within the city.

The Prince's Trust Team Programme is aimed at unemployed 16 to 25-year-olds, helping them to build confidence, improve their skills and direct them towards a career or education path.

Student Jamilia Cowan said: “I was doing media before the Princes Trust at the College and I wanted to do something that would push, challenge me and help me with confidence. Yesterday we helped with reading which I really enjoyed. I like supporting people.”

The learners were assisted during the 12-week programme by University of Bath social work students.

Team leader James Leonard said: "I’m extremely impressed with our students’ professionalism and they should be very proud of themselves for completing this course; it takes a lot of hard work and commitment.

“The Princes Trust programme involves work experience, planning for progression, career planning, community support, presentation skills and teamwork, and the College learners have certainly ticked all the community support boxes."

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