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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

Going Back to my Roots! Youth Worker, Jessica

28 October 2021

Jessica writes: “It was great to go back to Tilehurst Junior Youth Club this month to deliver a SPLAT session and to check in with Dennis who was my youth worker! I attended Tilehurst Junior Youth Club as a young person throughout primary school (back in 2004!) and went back to volunteer there as a Junior Leader throughout my A Levels. It was here that I met Holly, who delivered Berkshire Youth’s healthy lifestyle programme. After taking part in this, I wanted to know what else Berkshire Youth did and I did three weeks of work experience with them in summer 2014 – if it wasn’t for my involvement in Tilehurst Junior Youth Club, I wouldn’t be doing the job I do now!

“When I joined Berkshire Youth back in 2014, I was a part time Sports, Leisure and Activities Team (SPLAT) worker so it was great to deliver a session again, and that the session was at my old youth club. The young people were great and joined in with all the activities, dodgeball being their favourite! We also played parachute games, football and skittles, it was great to see young people from a variety of local primary schools socialising together and getting involved in activities.

“Anyone looking for volunteering opportunities in Tilehurst, this youth club would be a great place to start and they are always welcoming new volunteers. Youth clubs like this one could not run without the support of local volunteers. If you are interested, please email Dennis at Tilehurst Junior Youth Club. ”

Well done, Jessica, we bet they loved welcoming you back!

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