Digital Media Learner wins prestigious Prince’s Trust Award with Pathways Project
Congratulations to Digital Media Learner Brittany Taylor, who was recognised at The Prince’s Trust Awards Ceremony on Tuesday 24th October 2017 at Titanic Belfast. Brittany was a member of the Pathways Project Group who received ‘The Community Impact Award’, sponsored by Lidl, which recognises the positive contribution that young people make to their local community.
The project was created and designed following participation in The Prince’s Trust Achieve Programme. A personal experience and trauma influenced their decision to restore the local memorial garden that had become run down and create a place that people could sit and reflect in a peaceful environment.
The group had to raise money for the project and decided to sacrifice the funding that they received for their own personal snacks to pay for the cost of materials. All members of the group got involved and painted walls and fences, de weeded, cut grass and made several crosses for the garden.
Springvale Digital Media learner Brittany attended the awards ceremony with 4 others from the group. The Hair and Beauty department in Springvale helped Brittany get glammed up for the event!
Brittany speaks of her delight after receiving her award, “I felt very proud and so many people showed their respect towards us and what we achieved. Even after the awards, people were coming up to us to say well done and shaking our hand. I would encourage anyone who is suicidal and feeling down to get involved with Pathways or The Prince’s Trust. Pathways helped me so much and got me through my qualification because I had nothing before I went to them’.
Brittany is now completing a Level 2 qualification in Digital Media at Springvale. Everyone at Springvale is extremely proud of Brittany’s work and commitment to improve the community’s memorial garden. We are thrilled that she was recognised at The Prince’s Trust Awards.
November 2nd, 2017