FOUR youths from Winsford have built their confidence and life skills after graduating from The Prince’s Trust Programme.

Adam Bailie, Ashleigh Cawkwell-Hall, Jodie Ann Fitzpatrick and Kelsey Bratherton all participated in the free 12-week scheme led by Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service.

During the programme, the graduates were required to complete a series of qualifications, tasks and challenges.

And on completion, they were rewarded with a black-tie ceremony held at Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Sadler Road training facility.

Speaking about their success, Prince's Trust Project Co-ordinator Sean Barlow said: "These individuals have developed themselves and grown into a tightly knit group over the last 12 weeks.

“They have faced many tasks and challenge and I would like to congratulate everyone, not only for graduating, but for the way they have embraced these new challenges.

“I would encourage anyone who is lacking in self-confidence or may be stuck in a bit of a rut to get in touch and take advantage of this free programme.”

Over the last 12 weeks the group have learnt respect, self-confidence and a variety of new skills as part of the programme.

They took part in a number of activities including bag packing for a community project, food hygiene and first aid courses and a week-long team building event in Wales.

The next programme starts on Monday, September 23, and anybody interested in joining is encouraged to call Jennie Pye on 07875 565 095.