Young people put the finishing touches to a gardening project at a church house today as part of a Prince’s Trust scheme to help them get back into work.
The 12 team members, aged between 17 and 25, worked on the garden of the minister's house at Borehamwood Baptist Church, in Furzehill Road.
Their work included clearing a path of old slabs of concrete, planting flowers and shrubs, painting and fixing a fence and making a new flower bed.
Kaysha Provost, project leader from the Prince’s Trust, said: “I’m really proud of the whole team and they all came together and have done a fantastic job.”
Samuel Lennon, 24, who took part in the scheme said: “The project has really helped all of us and it’s taught me how to work as part of a team and listen to other people.
“After this course I can’t wait to get started looking for a job and just and getting stuck into work.”
Michael Moore, 24, said: “What I really enjoyed was working on the garden and working with others to plan it out and arranging the flowers.”
The 12 young people have been on the scheme for six weeks and are half way through the course. In the weeks to come they will be taking part in a number of work placements.
Church member Carol Connner, of Cardinal Avenue, said: “The work these young people have done is absolutely fantastic and in 30 years of coming to this church I haven’t seen the garden look that good.
“They’ve done a brilliant job and they did more than we expected them to do. They’re a lovely bunch of young people and we’re very thankful.”