South Yorkshire students praised for a job well done

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A GROUP of Rotherham students have been recognised for their hard work in tackling unemployment in the region.

Students of The Prince’s Trust Team Programme at Rotherham College of Arts and Technology attended a presentation event at Malting’s Youth Centre after the completion of their 12 week course.

The group set up their own community project and arranged their own fundraising events to buy the equipment needed for it to be completed.

They chose to help the Malting’s, where they created a new sign for the building, painted a mural wall and built raised flowerbeds.

One of the students, Tara Townsend, aged 19, from Thrybergh said: “The whole programme has been fantastic. I have grown in confidence and made some new friends.”

Jenny Watson, Team Leader for the Programme at the college, said: “I am very proud of all of them for their hard work and determination to change their lives.”