WESTON STUDENT REACHES REGIONAL FINALS OF PRINCE'S TRUST YOUNG ACHIEVER OF THE YEAR AWARD
By YouPR | Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 12:54
WESTON STUDENT REACHES REGIONAL FINALS OF
PRINCE'S TRUST YOUNG ACHIEVER OF THE YEAR AWARD
WESTON College student, Carly Williams, is one of
only three young people to reach the regional finals of the Prince's Trust Young
Achiever of the Year Award.
of Weston, who has just started a social work degree at Sheffield University is
set to find out if she has made the national finals on October
The 21-year-old said: "I am really excited and
can't believe it. I came to Weston College to study the Access to Higher
Education Course last year because I wanted to do something with my
The Prince's Trust Young Achiever of the Year
recognises the success of young people getting into employment, training or
education while overcoming substantial barriers to transform their
Carly had been in care since she was five years
old; at first with grandparents and later foster carers.
She battled depression and loss of confidence but
with support from foster carers, Weston College and the Prince's Trust she began
to study again.
A spokesperson said: "Carly was introduced to the
Prince's Trust via her support worker Amy to boost her confidence and help her
to develop and refocus on her life and what she wanted to
"She became an excellent team leader on a
community project and helped design a garden for a local primary
"Carly's new confidence shone through at the
final presentation where, in front of a large audience, she told her story – a
feat she could never have contemplated 12 weeks before."
Carly added: "I was ready to study at Weston
College. I've had a lot of social workers, some good, and some bad. I understand
what young people go through and that's why I want to become a social
For more information about Weston College please
call 01934 411 411 or go to www.weston.ac.uk.