Life changing course starts in King’s Lynn

Kerry Rutherford is relaunching the Princes Trust programme in Lynn
Kerry Rutherford is relaunching the Princes Trust programme in Lynn

A programme which helps to change the lives of youngsters will be re-launching in Lynn.

The Princes Trust Team programme aims to give 16 to 25-year-olds, who are not in education, work or training, the confidence to reach their potential.

The 12-week course will be start on October 5 at the North Lynn Fire Station, in Edward Benefer Way.

The 15 participants will not only gain recognised qualifications but also fundraise and complete a community project.

New team leader Kerry Rutherford says the course has an 80 per cent success rate in helping youngsters progress.

She said: “This can be a life changing course.

“We can help them to achieve something and build their confidence.

“The course also gives them a chance to experience things that wouldn’t happen during other courses.”

During the course, students will also be set challenges with the fire service.

Miss Rutherford said: “The firefighters will get them to do challenges such as being cut of cars.

“The idea is to get them to work as a team and take them out of their comfort zones.”

They will also be spending a week at Cromer to try out new experiences along with undertaking work placements.

The team will also complete a community project such as creating a garden at a care home.

Youngsters will decide and funraise to complete this important part of the course, which be creating a sensory garden.

Students, who will not lose their benefits, will also receive help with their CV and interview skills.

The course will end with youngsters giving a presentation.

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The project has been very successful in nearby Wisbech in helping youngsters to get their lives on track.

If you would like to take part in the scheme take part call Miss Rutherford on 0791 9492245.