Dorset Fire and Rescue Service's Princes Trust Programme
By _LocalPeople_ | Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 09:48
Dorset Fire and Rescue Service's Princes Trust programme are celebrating three weeks into Team 100, based at Weymouth Community Safety Centre.
This wonderful 12 week personal development programme, allows 16-25 year olds to try all sorts of activities whilst they are working towards a nationally recognised award. The participants, who usually come from a variety of different backgrounds, will have the opportunity to spend a week away at a residential activity centre, undertake a project based in their local community, complete a work placement and participate in a team challenge, involving caring for others.
The 100 team are now into week three of the programme and so far the young adults have held a charity car wash, helped renovate a local boxing club and completed their residential week on Dartmoor which included abseiling, kayaking, rock climbing and entertaining the staff.
Marie-Clare Nicholson, Princes Trust Manager said: "The team have bonded really well, are achieving over and above what has been set for them and I look forward to watching them progress and develop as a team over the next 10 weeks.
"Quite simply this course can and does change young people's lives. We deliver a programme that is about getting off seats and into the community to build personal and employment skills so that young people can feel more empowered to find work or the right career path for them.
If you know someone that may be interested in joining in this scheme, have a look at the Prince Trust website or contact 01305 753035 for more information.