Letter Of The Week - Prince’s Trust has given me a boost

Princes Trust volunteers at work on the flower beds in the Mary Hope Garden for the Blind, The Mount, Fleetwood.
Princes Trust volunteers at work on the flower beds in the Mary Hope Garden for the Blind, The Mount, Fleetwood.

I HAVE been involved in the Prince’s Trust scheme for several weeks and would like to say how I have enjoyed it.

When I first started on it I didn’t know what to expect. I had never done a course like that before, but saying that I’m glad that I joined.

It has been a very enjoyable and helpful experience on the road to get me working and be around others socially.

During the second week we all went on a residential trip to the lakes and did team-building exercises. It was really fun especially the zipwire across the river!

Having to build a raft our of barrels and rope was funny as we all expected it to fall apart and were surprised when it didn’t!

Also there were various days when we visited fire stations, police stations and the army, which were exciting.

On the whole everyone on the team got along and worked well together.

The course gave me a chance to make new friends and be around people who I usually wouldn’t be with in normal circumstances.

It showed me not to automatically judge people before getting to know them as they’ve actually turned out to be great and humorous people.

The team leaders of the course Alan Brickman and Louise Rainford were able to help me with any problems when I was stuck, and offer support and guidance about work and job searches.

I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who feels like they are stuck and not getting anywhere with their life at the moment.

The Prince’s Trust opens up so many different and exciting possibilities for you.