Bill Hirst's Prince's Trust Diary 09/06/2009
Hirst, a BTP detective constable based in the Area Intelligence
section in Leeds, volunteered to attend a Prince's Trust
course in April/May 2009.
As part of a national scheme, Bill joined a group of disaffected
young people undertaking a variety of community activities and team
Bill was already used to working with young people in the Scouts
and on Outward Bound courses but this group were altogether different.
His time with the Prince's Trust group enabled him to get an insight
into the mindset (and problems) faced by a group of young people
without many of life's advantages. He learned a lot about youngsters
with a variety of disadvantages and any preconceptions he had of
the team members would be like went out of the window as he worked
and socialised with them.
To read Bill's diary of his time on the Prince's Trust course click