The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London’s Prince’s Trust students were out helping to create awareness of domestic violence last week (21/07/2015). The students managed a stand at the Moneywise CA Beach event, at Haringey’s Ducketts Common, one of the largest urban beaches in the UK. The CA Beach event, taking place between 20-24 July, attracted a whopping 4,000 visitors.
The CONEL students held a fashion show and performed their favourite songs to a crowd of almost 200 people. The students also created striking marketing materials such as posters and flyers, a video and a twitter page with their slogan Every Voice Counts. See the materials for yourself on their twitter page here @official_EVC.
As part of their 12-week course, Prince’s Trust students take part in a community project, which sees the team working together to tackle issues that affect them and the community. This led to focusing on domestic violence, working with their team leader Detective Constable Joanne Watts from Haringey Police.
Jake Elgar, one of the students on the programme spoke highly of his whole experience with the programme and the community project itself. He said “As a team, we’ve worked really hard and to see this come together today is great and really fulfilling”. When asked about the Prince’s Trust course, Jake said “The course is great, and I’m so glad I got to take part in it, it helps you realise your potential and teaches you a lot about yourself”. Jake, as part of his time on the programme completed work experience within the college’s marketing department and is looking to start a marketing apprenticeship in the near future.
Another student on the programme Charley spoke highly of her time with the Prince’s Trust. She said “I have immensely enjoyed myself both today and my time on the course, I’ve met great people, and have truly learned a lot about myself and what I can do”.
Aaron Toomey, also completed the Prince’s Trust programme and is now a Team Leader. He said “I really enjoyed my time when I was doing the Prince’s Trust and it has helped me in so many ways. I really wanted to give back, so I volunteered to help out”. Aaron who was unemployed before the Prince’s Trust will be going into full time employment in September as a Design and Technology Technician with a local school. Aaron attributed his success in securing the job to his time on the Prince’s Trust.