South Thames College students help with Civic Centre clean-up

Students on the Prince’s Trust Programme at South Thames College Merton have completed a community project in partnership with Merton Council to rejuvenate the gardens outside the Civic Centre in Morden.


Students from South Thames College with the Leader of Merton Council, Councillor Stephen Alambritis

The 13 young people, aged between 16 to 25, had to raise money to fund their project. They made over £800 by helping pack people’s shopping in a local supermarket, completing a sponsored walk, and holding a cake sale. The council also contributed towards new plants for the gardens.
Students from the Prince’s Trust visited a number of potential projects in the local area, but felt that helping to tidy up the gardens in time for the Remembrance Day service in November would be the most effective and meaningful use of their time.
The young people taking part are doing so as part of the Prince’s Trust Team Programme – a 12-week personal development course which is designed to promote greater awareness of issues within the local community, as well as providing opportunities for its participants to gain team working and leadership skills and gain valuable work experience and qualifications, with the aim of helping the young people to move into employment or further education.
If you are aged 16-25 and interested in joining the next course in January, call Merton’s Prince’s Trust representative David on 07771375022 or email