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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

Fabulous Feedback – OPCC Project

28 July 2021

Just look at this fabulous feedback, given to our wonderful youth worker, Jessica, following her OPCC work in schools.

This very successful project supported young people at risk of exclusion from school through weekly one-to-one support and small group work. This is just a small sample of the positive feedback received.

Feedback from Schools

Behaviour Support Staff Member: “This has been another challenging term in terms of COVID related issues. It has been great to be able to keep this support going during this term both in school and then Online. Thanks for all your hard work.”

Intervention Coordinator and Inclusion Mentor: “We would like to thank Jessica for her continued support and help. Obviously Covid has not helped again and the effects of that are reflected in the students’ behaviour. Thanks for all the work that you put in with our students.”

Pastoral Team Leader: “Jessica is very approachable and interacts well with a variety of students. She has built up good relationships with them and they are always eager to see her. She has supported our students through some challenging times (covid) and has continually encouraged them to make positive choices.”

Feedback from Young People

“The sessions have been good as it takes some time out of lessons and to chat through things and to focus on areas I need to.”

“The sessions were helpful with helping me stay in lessons and not be sent out.”

“These sessions have helped me with anger in terms of physical fights as it has helped to take my mind off things. Before these sessions I was having a fight once every week, now my last fight was months ago!”

“I have managed to cope better with school as a result of these sessions.”

“I have enjoyed these sessions because it’s made me more confident in myself.”

Feedback from Teachers and Young People

From Teacher: “(Student) seems much more settled in school. There has been a big reduction in removals from class and general behaviour issues around school. He seems to have gained confidence in being able to communicate how he is feeling and when he is finding things hard.”
From Student: “These sessions are good and have helped me out a lot with how I view things in lessons and with my behaviour.”

From Teacher: “(Student) has benefited from having an additional person to discuss issues that she is dealing with both in and outside of school. During lockdown this was a vital source of help for her.”
From Student: “These sessions have helped me to look at situations differently.”

Well done to everyone who took part, and to Jessica for having such a positive impact on the young people’s lives and education. We believe that it is far better for everyone to invest in early intervention whenever possible.

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