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  • Waterside’s 2nd Birthday!

    Today, we are celebrating the second anniversary of Waterside Centre reopening.

    3 August 2023

  • Duck Race

    Our friends at the Rotary Club of Reading Abbey have asked us to share news of the charity fundraising event they’re running at The Oracle on Saturday 9 September.

    31 July 2023

  • Tilehurst Youth Club

    Thank you to youth worker Jessica for this update!

    31 July 2023

  • Waterside – July 2023

    Kelly told us: “The summer months bring a range of activity to Waterside Centre.

    31 July 2023

  • The Wayz – July 2023

    A real summer of fun at The Ways; the month started brilliantly with the Community Fun Day and Bracknell Together Walk.

    31 July 2023

  • Britwell – July 2023

    Britwell Youth and Community Project’s Summer Holiday Club is running from Monday 24 July– Friday 18 August (daily Monday – Friday), 11am – 3pm.

    31 July 2023

  • Updates from our Flagship Youth Clubs

    Please click on the links below for the latest updates from our flagship youth clubs in Slough, Bracknell and Newbury.

    31 July 2023

  • Youth Development and Community Engagement Update

    The school holidays are now upon us and our summer programmes are in full swing.

    31 July 2023

  • Training News

    Here are our upcoming training courses, including posters.

    31 July 2023

  • Staff Spotlight

    In the last update, we caught up with Abbas, who was celebrating his first year of working at Berkshire Youth.

    31 July 2023

Bradfield College Volunteering Day

30 June 2021

On Monday we welcomed Bradfield College Fifth Form students to the Waterside Centre as part of their two week Voluntary Enrichment Programme. The students kindly gave up their time to help paint our sports activities equipment storage room in preparation for the Waterside Centre reopening later this year.

Bradfield College, who partnered with Berkshire Youth to create The Bradfield Leadership Academy, provides opportunities for its pupils to undertake leadership training and gain qualifications provided by Berkshire Youth, before utilising their new skills by volunteering to run sports, arts and musical activities in the local community.

Fresh from completing their GCSE studies, Bradfield College students, Archie and Amy, reflected on what they enjoy most about volunteering in the local community. Archie said: “It’s satisfying, rewarding knowing that you’re helping others.” Amy commented: “The opportunity to help people and make a difference is what I enjoy most.”

Hayley Morris, Head of Partnerships at Bradfield College, said: “Mutually beneficial relationships like this benefit our students by allowing them to engage in practical activities outside of the college, meet new people, and get involved in their local communities.”

Referring to the future potential of Bradfield College’s partnership with Berkshire Youth Dr David Brooks, Director of Science at Bradfield College, said: “We hope to develop a mutually beneficial link where our students will not only be volunteering and engaging within the Newbury community, but also see participants at the Waterside Centre come over and use Bradfield College’s facilities as well, providing not just manpower but a two-way experience.”

Darren Mitchell, Head of Outreach and Charity at Bradfield College, said: “The proximity of Bradfield College to the Waterside provides an exciting opportunity for our students on a regular, weekly basis to be involved and work in partnership with Berkshire Youth throughout the year.”

Roger Wall, Deputy Head (Co-curricular) at Bradfield College, added: “Given the great success of the Bradfield Leadership Academy over the last five years in collaboration with Berkshire Youth , it will be fantastic to see our students volunteering at the Waterside, providing community support to the young people of Newbury in the process.”

Thank you to the Bradfield College students and staff for their invaluable help.

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