Teenagers are honoured for community project

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TALENTED youngsters were honoured for their community work at a presentation evening attended by some of Rotherham’s most influential people.

Students of The Prince’s Trust Team Programme at Rotherham College of Arts and Technology attended a celebration event held at the college’s Wharncliffe Restaurant after completing a 12-week course.

The event was attended by a number of VIPs including Deputy Mayor Coun Dave Pickering and his wife Sue and council leader Roger Stone.

The 12-week Team Programme gets young people involved in team building, residential visits, community projects and of work experience.

The young people created their own community project, including arranging a fundraising event.

The group chose to help Sense – a charity that supports deaf and blind children and adults.

Jazzmine Lee, aged 17, said: “The course has helped me in more ways than I ever expected. It gave me a chance to shine and develop so many skills and got those back that I had lost.”