Team 29 celebrate

Princes Trust evening: Paula Wallace, Nicole Smith, Michelle Anderson, Allana Mitchelle, Simone Smith, Emma Culley and Kaitlynn Bain; (front) Alain Geddes, Keanu Thompson, Stefan Caswell, instructor Bryan McKay and Kyle Verdas.
Princes Trust evening: Paula Wallace, Nicole Smith, Michelle Anderson, Allana Mitchelle, Simone Smith, Emma Culley and Kaitlynn Bain; (front) Alain Geddes, Keanu Thompson, Stefan Caswell, instructor Bryan McKay and Kyle Verdas.

After 12 weeks of hard work, The Princes’ Trust Team 29 faced their last challenge.

A presentation evening was held on Thursday, April 18 as a celebration and graduation for the 11 young people who successfully completed the 12 week programme which is delivered by Aberdeen Foyer, in partnership with Aberdeen College.

During the event, team members explained to the audience what they had been involved in and also shared their own personal achievements.

The presentation had a “Prom” theme, and there were around 175 family, friends and partnership agencies in the audience.

Certificates were presented by Rebecca Gayler and Dougie Coull from sponsors, CNR International.

Over the 12 weeks they managed to successfully complete a five day outward bounds course in Cromdale where they took part in canoeing, rock climbing and a 108ft abseil. They also renovated the 2Reuse shop in Dales Park.

Before the renovation could be completed, the team had to raise the money needed, so they held a Soup and Sweet at The Apex Church.

Each team member completed a two week work placement with employers such as Kiddiwinks Nursery, Ellon Car Clinic and Buchanhaven Primary School.

Members also planned, organised and delivered five days of activities for various groups in the community.

On top of that, they also gained nationally recognised certificates and successfully passed both Emergency First Aid at Work and Elementary Food Hygiene short courses.

Prince’s Trust Team Leader, Bryan MacKay said: “Even though I have delivered this course 11 times before, it never ceases to amaze me just how much can be achieved by a group of young people.”