A group of youngsters from Coleg Menai studying the Prince’s Trust programme spent a few days at Gwersyllt Glan-llyn recently. Students Anthony Hanmer and John David Owen of Bangor, Leonard Williams, Jonathan Eaton and Daniel Whitney of Holyhead, Ashley Crabtree of Amlwch and Ffion Griffith of Dwyran used the experience to perfect their teamwork skills. The plucky seven tackled high ropes, raft-building, gorge-walking and kayaking, and pushed themselves to the limit at every turn.
Student Anthony Hanmer praised the course, saying: “Anyone who gets the chance to do the Prince’s trust course should just go for it. I’ve gained so much from it, and am so glad I enrolled.” Fellow student John David Owen added: “The activities on this residential part really made us concentrate on working as a team, and brought us all closer together. It’s been a great experience!”
Sioned Evans, Learner Liaison and Welfare Officer, accompanied the students on the trip. “It’s a proud moment for us as Coleg Menai staff when our students are praised by such experienced outdoor activity personnel. Their teamwork and general conduct was a credit to them, and was continuously commented on. We’re extremely proud of what they’ve achieved here.”
Sion Owain,Prince's Trust Team Leader for Coleg Menai added: “The aim of this residential was to bond a group of individuals into an effective team, and all seven were put to the test throughout the three days. There were plenty of early starts and late nights and, as you can imagine, scrambling up a raging river in January required a great deal of teamwork and helping others … it was the only way to succeed in that environment.”
Coleg Menai runs a number of Prince’s Trust courses, which give young people motivation, skills and experience. If you are aged 16-25 and unemployed, please contact the college for more information on 01248 38 33 33.
A group of youngsters from Coleg Menai studying the Prince’s Trust programme.....