A South Thames College Prince’s Trust Team Programme graduate met HRH Prince Charles as part of an ITV documentary celebrating 40 years of the Prince’s Trust.
Rebecca Blythe joined the College’s Prince’s Trust Team based in Merton last year as she suffered from depression and social anxiety, making it difficult for her to even step out of her front door.
A learner on our Prince’s Trust Team Programme enjoyed an early Christmas present this month after the company she worked for as part of her work experience placement offered her a full-time job.
Hard-working students from our Prince's Trust Team Programme have spent the past two weeks renovating a local nursery.
The Ethelburga Early Years Nursery in Battersea has been in need of a makeover for a while due to its plain walls and faded paintwork, but with more urgent financial demands they’ve been unable to raise the money themselves.
Young people from South Thames College’s Prince’s Trust Team Programme were paid a surprise visit from Alesha Dixon, star of Britain’s Got Talent and Strictly Come Dancing yesterday, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Prince’s Trust Team Programme.
Alesha surprised the group at the Thomas Wall Centre in Sutton where they had renovated and decorated the community centre as part of their 12-week course.
HRH The Prince of Wales today visited South Thames College’s Wandsworth Campus to celebrate with the young people completing the College’s 300th Prince’s Trust Team Programme.
The intensive 12-week programme helps young adults from 16-25 to gain the skills and confidence they need to find work or move into education or training. The College has been delivering the Team Programme in collaboration with The Prince’s Trust since 1996, making it one of the longest running programmes nationally.
Prince Charles talked easily with the young people on the College's 300th team and heard about their fundraising and community work that is delivered as part of the programme. Also on hand to celebrate this important milestone were College Principal Sue Rimmer OBE, former programme graduates, staff and Martina Milburn CBE, Chief Executive of The Prince’s Trust.
Eight young people from the Sutton Prince’s Trust Team spent a day with leading outdoor advertising company, Clear Channel UK.
Clear Channel prepared an action-packed day as part of a ‘World of Work’ tour. The tour gave students a greater understanding of how the advertising industry works as well as equipping them with key employability skills that they can use after they finish the programme.
Most of the day was spent in the ‘playground’, an interactive meeting space that showcased new technology used for outdoor advertising. There were examples of 3D advertising and gender recognition technology.
A local community centre has been revamped thanks to students on the Prince’s Trust Team Programme run by South Thames College.
As part of their community project, eight young people aged 18 - 23 spent two weeks transforming the New Horizon Centre on South Lodge Avenue in Mitcham. The local centre runs events and classes for people of all ages as well as being home to the Team Programme, which runs three times a year.
Students on the College’s Prince’s Trust Team Programme were visited by The Musketeers actor and Celebrity Ambassador for the charity, Howard Charles.
Howard, who plays Porthos in the BBC One series, met the Team from the Wandsworth Campus at the Glenthorpe and St. Margaret Housing Scheme in Putney where they were completing their community project to help the residents repaint two of their lounge areas.
Two former South Thames College students on the Prince’s Trust Team Programme have been nominated for accolades at a prestigious royal awards ceremony.
Inspirational Aaron McGrath, 26 of Carshalton, and Karine Harris, 24 of Islington both experienced issues ranging from depression and homelessness before turning their lives around thanks to the 12-week Team Programme.
Their incredible achievements means that they will be competing against nominees from across the UK to be chosen as the winner of a royal award at The Prince's Trust & Samsung Celebrate Success Awards on Wednesday 12 March at London’s Leicester Square Odeon.
After spending three years homeless to working as an apprentice on multi-million pound construction projects, a Prince’s Trust team member from South Thames College has been recognised at the Trust’s regional Celebrate Success Awards for London and the South East.