Young people have bonded with Leamington schoolchildren through a community project run by Warwickshire College’s Prince’s Trust team.
A group of 16 to 25-year-olds - who are taking part in a programme to help them increase their chances of getting into employment, education or training - spent two weeks creating an imaginative and colourful mural to brighten up the dining hall at Kingsway Primary School in Old Town.
After working with pupils on the school council and the headteacher, the young people took inspiration from the children’s idea for a space theme to decorate the wall, on which different planets represent the different ‘houses’ of the school.
The team also raised the £150 they needed for the project - by organising a raffle, ‘guess the name of the bear’ event, cake sale and sponsored walk.
After the finished mural was officially unveiled on March 14, Clare Smith, a team leader from the college’s Prince’s Trust team, said: “A huge amount of effort has gone into it and both the school and the team were thrilled with the overall result.
“I was particularly impressed with the level of creativity and attention to detail within the design. The group worked well together throughout and should be extremely proud of what they have achieved.”
The Prince’s Trust team programme at the college runs for 12 weeks and aims to improve skills such as teamwork, leadership and confidence in order to help young people access employment, training or education.
It is funded by the Prince’s Trust charity, which provides practical and financial support to disadvantaged young people aged between 13 and 30.
The next course at Warwickshire College is due to start at its Leamington centre in June. To find out more, call Clare on 07740 4190334.