Celebrating a year of youth social action in Bristol
Wednesday marked our graduation day for our Community-Apprentice students in Bristol! They donned (self-decorated!) mortarboards and celebrated a year’s worth of social action!
Over 100 students attended the event at Bristol's The Trinity Centre, joined by staff, past graduates and corporate mentors. Students at the festivity included:
- Angel who tackled religious stereotypes (click for his story)
- Fatin who challenged hostility towards refugees (click for her story)
- Joel who promoted street safety (click for his story)
Following a garden arts festival, corporate guests from Destination Bristol, Coexist and Simplyhealth took to the stage to give out awards acknowledging the amazing achievements of the teams. Lord Mayor Alastair Watson also attended, giving an inspiring speech on the value of social action.
“The best thing you can do is volunteer”
- Lord Mayor Alastair Watson
Our Bristol Community-Apprentice programme launched in May 2013 with the support of Bristol Mayor George Ferguson. Teams of students compete to identify a problem in their community, create a solution and execute it, with mentoring from a local corporate partner.
Fittingly, Mayor George Ferguson announced the winner of the Community-Apprentice at Wednesday's event via this brilliant video from his board room!