A group of college students have revitalised a community centre in Southsea with a lick of paint and a lot of hard work.
The students from Highbury College decorated the hallways and toilets at the Motiv8 Omega Centre - an education facility that engages with young people and supports them in accessing better life chances.
The team were from Highbury's 'Moving On' programme, a one year course that allows students to improve their skills and confidence by taking part in a community project, at the same time as gaining a qualification to progress onto further study or work.
Moving On aims to engage NEETs, those people not in employment, education or training, with a more personalised style of foundation learning.
Karen Northover, Head of Foundation Learning, explained: "It provides students with a taste of a range of vocational, work based and personal development units so they can progress onto a higher qualification in September."
Abigail Hart, a student who worked on the project, said: "It took a long time to plan but the Motiv8 staff were really pleased with what we accomplished and it looks much better than it did before."
Fellow student Shane Stevens added: "We worked hard to help Motiv8 and I think we did a good job. I really hope the kids and adults who go to the centre like our work."
Charlotte Kilshaw, Lecturer in Life Skills and Personal Development, commented: "I'm really proud of what these young people have achieved. They’ve really shown a lot of commitment and initiative, they even asked local shops to donate the paint and materials that were used on the project."
For more information about Highbury's 'Moving On' programme email email@example.com or call (023) 9238 3131.