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  • Berkshire Youth AGM

    We are holding our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 26 July.

    1 July 2022

  • New Tilehurst Youth Club

    We’re really excited to share that we’re starting a new youth club at The Jubilee Annexe at The Calcot Centre from Thursday 15 September, in partnership with Tilehurst Parish Council.

    30 June 2022

  • Managing Conflicts of Interest in a Charity

    As a trustee you must make decisions based only on what’s best for your charity.

    30 June 2022

  • Tilehurst Parish Council Update

    The Tilehurst Art Club run by Berkshire Youth on behalf of Tilehurst Parish Council has now started in the newly refurbished Jubilee Annexe in Calcot, Reading.

    30 June 2022

  • News from Waterside Centre

    It’s been another busy month at Waterside Centre, and it’s incredible to think that it’s less than a year since the centre reopened its doors.

    30 June 2022

  • News from The Wayz

    There are always lots of exciting things happening at The Wayz, from leadership sessions to their upcoming summer camps, youth volunteering programme and Community Fun Day on Saturday 16 July.

    30 June 2022

  • DofE Volunteering Hours Make Huge Positive Impact

    We’re thrilled that The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award participants from Berkshire Youth dedicated 741 hours to volunteering between April 2021 and March 2022, with a social value of £3423.42.

    30 June 2022

  • Climbing Snowdon to Support Local Youth

    We caught up with Jasmine Barrett to learn more about the epic challenge she undertook to raise much-needed funds for us.

    30 June 2022

  • The Berkeley Foundation Partners with Berkshire Youth

    The Berkeley Foundation, the grant-making foundation set up by housebuilder the Berkeley Group, has partnered with Berkshire Youth.

    30 June 2022

  • Welcome to Abbas

    We recently caught up with out newest youth worker, Abbas, to learn more about his role supporting young people in the Slough area.

    30 June 2022

Colin Supports Theale Green’s ‘Respectful Behaviours’ Campaign

30 September 2021

Theale Green have recently unveiled their Respectful Behaviours Manifesto through social media, assemblies and staff training (INSET). They were delighted to welcome back Corinna Bartle who finished her A levels this year to launch the Manifesto to all staff. This builds on months of consultation across the school to establish a safe environment in which the whole school community feels valued and demonstrates respectful behaviours and language to one another, supporting the school’s zero-tolerance of breaches of respectful behaviour, including gender, religion, sexuality, race, disabilities and neurodiversity.

Colin was thrilled to be asked by Headteacher, Jo Halliday, to feed into this campaign. Colin makes regular visits to the school, building strong relationships and gaining the trust of the students there, and providing youth work support.

Colin said: “I held two open conferences with a group of young students from the school. The young people were open and candid with their views and what changes could be made to make things better for students. The data I collected was fused together with other groups within the school to build what is now part of the foundation, ethos and framework of Theale Green School.

“It was a very important piece of work, not just because it was integral to the wellbeing of the students and staff within Theale Green School, but also a good example of how the school and Berkshire Youth have worked together to create a space for students to open up and give frank, honest and candid answers to uncomfortable narratives. Mrs Halliday approached us after discussions between the Student Council and Senior Leadership Team led to the decision to develop a manifesto for the school community written by students on return from the winter lockdown in March. Berkshire Youth were part of a small group of other students and staff that led the development of the manifesto, which is aimed at building a better, safe, diverse and inclusive environment for all concerned.”

Well done to Colin for his involvement in this initiative; once again demonstrating the importance, value and positive impact of good youth work.

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