Prince’s Trust Award Winners
Everton Free School’s Prince’s Trust group received recognition for the work they have carried out at Redbridge High School. The group received the North West regional Community Impact award from The Prince’s Trust at an event held in Stoller Hall, Manchester.
Since September 2018, the group have been attending Redbridge High School in Fazakerley creating an inclusive outdoor space for the students within the school. They have created wheelchair friendly pathways leading to easy to reach planters. They have also contributed to the development of a large indoor growing space for students to grow vegetables and plants.
One of the participants Jack said ‘I have learnt lots about working with children with Special Educational Needs, before I started the project I hadn’t got much experience but now I feel like I have gained really good communication skills’
Another participant Ben also said ‘Before I started at Everton Free School I had been kicked out of two mainstream schools, after joining the school I joined the Prince’s Trust group and I feel like now instead of messing up I am actually achieving something and helping people in need’
As a school we are incredibly proud of the achievements of the group, the group have grown from boys into men. We are most proud of how they have thrown themselves into life at a Special Educational Needs school. Their understanding, patience and commitment has been outstanding and they have shown on a weekly basis the school’s ethos of Respect, Resilience and Responsibility.
The group are now entered into the National Shortlist for the National Prince’s Trust Community Impact award, held in London, as a school we wish them the very best of luck!
See our young people on stage in this clip from the ceremony by clicking here.