YMCA Tayside’s Prince’s Trust Team have conducted three litter picks in Perth and Kinross to positively impact the local area as part of their community led project. 

Working together as a team, the group of young people spent over 7 hours picking litter in the South Inch and in Kinross. Their final location as part of their community led project saw the group take on the River Tay which provided a fun and challenging venture. This exciting escapade saw the group of young people, as well as staff members and students, take to paddle boarding in order to remove litter from the River Tay. The young people hope that their hard work and dedication will make a beneficial impact to the Perth and Kinross area, as well as contributing to a cleaner and safer environment for local wildlife.

Matthew Dellaquaglia, Princes Trust Programme Leader, quotes: “It is fantastic to see a team of dedicated young people helping local communities in and around Perth City. I am proud to work alongside such talented bright young people who have shown that even with obstacles in your way, you can still achieve great things throughout the programme.”

The young people planned, organised and accomplished their community led project and learned the importance of time keeping, professionality and research skills, as well as learning about taking responsibility and accountability in their local community. 

The Princes Trust is a 12-week course which sees young people from the Perth and Kinross area take part in activities that provide new and enjoyable experiences that promote confidence, socialisation skills and growth and is aimed at 16-25 year olds. It aims to provide participants with essential practical skills as well as offering opportunities to gain qualifications and take part in work experience.

The next Prince’s Trust team is due to start on the 13th of September.
For more information contact matthew@ymcatayside.com