Priory Community School students set to make Weston-super-Mare a ‘brighter place’

PUBLISHED: 11:00 29 January 2017

Students at Priory Community School.

Students at Priory Community School.

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Students at Priory Community School are set to team up with Weston Town Council to help ‘make the town a better place’ – and the school says it has been inundated with keen volunteers.

The project – which is the first of its kind – will result in students having monthly meetings with the council to discuss how they think the town can be improved and making plans to put them into practice.

These meetings will take place at the YMCA, in Lower Bristol Road, and students may even begin to run their own projects with their own allocated budgets if their plans get the go-ahead.

The young, bright minds will be able to come up with their own vision for the town they live in and get some help along the way from town councillors.

Priory’s head of school, Jane McBride, said: “This is a fantastic project and we were overwhelmed with volunteer students who want to participate and make the town a brighter place.”

If this new project is deemed to be successful there is a possibility this scheme could be introduced to other schools in the area to help encourage young people to get involved in a host of different activities in Weston.

James Wilmot, Priory’s head of careers, said: “We are very pleased to work with the town council on this fantastic project.

“It will be great experience for them and the skills that they will develop will look fantastic on their CV.”

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