Students from Bedford College took part in a 6 week programme set to develop them as individuals whilst benefiting the local community.
The students chose to work on a project to help improve a homeless shelter in Bedford known as the Night Shelter run by local charity the King’s Arms Project.
After visiting the shelter and attending a workshop from Barclaycard on project planning and budgeting, the students were ready to get planning. As the shelter was in need of a lick of paint, their venture of painting the kitchen, front room, tidying up the garden and giving the gazebo a bit of colour demanded a lot of organising! Using their new found planning knowledge, each team member took on a different role and they completed a risk assessment and timeline to keep the assignment moving forward.
After being approached by the team, Brewers in Bedford were happy to donate 60 litres of paints and Hamilton brushes to help with the project, whilst Signs Express, Travis Perkins and other local businesses also contributed goods including an oven and a new sign for the shelter.