After weeks of hard work and preparation, our Stockton team found themselves ready to pull their sleeves up and get to work on their community project. Working with Community Campus and Coatham House Projects the group got to work in their quest to help the homeless.
With the aim of making a difference in the community, the team split in to two small groups with the first working on clearing out rooms ready to redecorate for re-occupancy, and the other working on painting the outside of the community hub offices.
Using practical skills such as painting and decorating, plastering and joinery, the team, who were supervised by professionals, worked together to ensure they had everything completed in time and to a very high standard.
Once finished, Group Leader Melisa, said: “Myself and Nav are so proud of the team and all the hard work they have put in throughout the week. They really buckled down and got the job done and it is lovely to see how rewarding it is for them all to be making a difference in their local community.”
Following a hectic week of renovation, the group headed back to the college for week six of the course. This week their priority was preparing welcome hampers for the new occupants of the Community Campus and Coatham House Projects.
Throughout the programme the group have been working hard on developing their pitching skills, budgeting and deciding what they felt they needed to buy to make a real difference and help people the most.
Overall, as the community project came to a close, the group reflected on what they had learned. Despite the hard work, everybody was pleased to see the end product and proud that they were making a difference in their local area.
Join us next week to see the results of the mock interviews!