It included a two day project landscaping
the Crawthorne Road/Eastfield Road
roundabout in the city centre with the city councilís parks, trees
and open spaces team.
During the fortnight they also
completed a British Safety Council health and safety course and a
half accreditation of the Working with Others certificate which they
will be able to complete at a later stage. They also completed a ten
hour Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network (ASDAN)
The group was also offered help and
advice on how to write a CV and spent a day working at Perkins in
Fengate, Peterborough. On the final day the group enjoyed an aerial
extreme experience at Milton Keynes.
Councillor Matthew Dalton, spokesman
for young people, said: "It is commendable that these young people
are showing the initiative to improve their chances of finding
employment. Taking part in the programme required a great deal of
commitment and I am pleased to say that not one of the young people
let the team down.
"Their participation in the
programme illustrates to future employers that they are hard
working, dependable and can work as part of a team."
Andy Turner, Peterborough City
Councilís parks, trees and open spaces manager, said: ďI was
extremely impressed with how hard the young people worked and the
enthusiasm that many of them showed. There was a real team spirit
across the two days and the group managed to complete the project
three hours ahead of schedule.Ē
December 2008 -
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