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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

Jessica’s Blog – March 2021

24 March 2021

The start to 2021 did not go as I had planned. After Christmas, I had planned to go back into schools and deliver face to face sessions – just as before the school break.  COVID-19 restrictions and school closures had other ideas and I started one to one sessions virtually. It was great to still be able to keep in touch with young people and see how their online learning was going. However, online sessions were totally different, having to fit around young people’s online learning timetable and young people and myself adjusting to the new set up of sessions.

Since schools returned, I have been starting back in most of my schools again face to face which has been great! It has been clear that some young people really enjoyed online lessons and working from home as certain elements of face to face school that they struggled with were taken away. Others struggled with online learning and could not wait to get back into the classroom with their friends. This half term seems to be a really short one with the Easter holidays just around the corner.

Looking forward to the Easter holidays, I am excited to get out and do some detached work across Berkshire and holiday camps in Bracknell! I hope that after the Easter break, all youth club sessions can go back face to face and that I will be back in all five of the secondary schools I deliver in. I am also looking forward to some warmer weather!!

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