The 100th Prince’s Trust team at Highbury College Portsmouth have been celebrated at a special presentation in their honour.

Among the guests were Deputy Lord Mayor David Fuller, Deputy Lady Mayoress Leza and legendary Pompey goalie Alan Knight.

They were joined by friends and families who cheered as the team recounted their personal journeys and were then presented with individual certificates.

Taking part in Team 100 were Helena Saunders, Reece Wilson, Max Blakey, Sam Whittingham, Cameron Bartlett, Murphy Foster, Tom Brickell and John Spinks.

They’ve all successfully completed the 12-week personal development programme which is all about helping young people to develop their confidence, motivation and skills through teamwork in the community.

The programme has included a community project at Medina Primary School in Cosham, a week-long residential course in the New Forest, work placements, and taking a group of autistic children bowling.

“It’s given me the confidence to believe in myself,” said Helena.

Team Leader Jack Davenport told them: “You will all go on to do amazing things.” His comments were echoed by the Deputy Lord Mayor who added: “I’m certainly very proud of all the students and of the staff that support them here at Highbury College.”

Highbury have been working closely with the Prince’s Trust since 1998 and Prince’s Trust Executive of Hampshire Trish Broom was there to present Tess Cole, Managing Director Education and Skills, with a certificate marking the major milestone.

Said Trish: “I’m delighted to be here tonight, it embodies the spirit of what the Prince’s Trust was set up to achieve.”

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  • Date 09/12/2015