Young people help make way for new animals for their Community Project!

28 November 2018

After coming back from an action-packed residential, the young people from our Stowmarket Prince’s Trust Team programme began to plan for their community project. The group are supporting the Museum of East Anglian Life helping out with their new heritage farm scheme, which supports education about rural heritage, food and where it comes from.

To raise money for their community project the young people went the extra mile by raising money through a sponsored walk. The Team took on the sponsored walk bringing along their furry friends! As well as completing a sponsored walk, the group also supported Ipswich Town’s Golf Day, where the group collected donations for their community project.

The team have been supporting the Museum of East Anglian Life helping them to clear a space ready for new animals. They worked hard to clear an overgrown area, remove posts and tidy up the area ready for the new animals. The group put their team skills learned from their residential trip into practice by making sure each team member had a job to do.

Leah, a young person on the programme, said:

“We have been able to work hard as a team by putting together our different skills to get the job done. We’ve realised that when we come together, we can get a lot done and it’s good to do something that gives back to the community.”

Paul Palmer, Estate, Participation and Skills Manager at the Museum of East Anglian Life said:

“We would like to thank all of the young people for all their hard work they did at the museum. It was great to see many enthusiastic young people wanting to help out and get the Heritage Farm Orchard area cleared of the old paddocks, fences and feed areas. It’s been such a great help to us here at the museum.”

The group worked really hard over the weeks to transform an area ready for the new animals which will be coming in the New Year. Keep a look out for them!

Inspire’s Prince’s Trust Team programme takes place over 12 weeks to support young people who are 16-25 years old and not in employment, education or training.  It is made up of various activities including the Community Project designed to increase self-confidence and motivation, which play a key part in helping you to find positive sustainable outcomes. Find out more here.