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  • Berkshire Youth reaches out to young people

    Berkshire Youth is reaching out to young people to take part in a short survey around youth services that affect them in their local area.

    11 February 2021

  • New Scheme Will Give Young People’s Careers a Kickstart!

    DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 26 MARCH! We are excited to announce that we are now recruiting for our new Kickstart work placements.

    11 February 2021

  • Kelly and Colin’s videos

    We are so proud of our youth workers, Kelly and Colin.

    11 February 2021

  • Safer Internet Day 2021

    Tuesday 9 February is Safer Internet Day.

    8 February 2021

  • Jessica’s Blog – January 2021

    Jessica shares with us her hopes for the year ahead.

    28 January 2021

  • News from The Wayz

    The Wayz have continued their great work and commitment to the young people in the Bracknell area since our last email newsletter.

    28 January 2021

  • Training Update

    We are pleased to share some very impressive stats, with all of these programmes taking place since our new youth workers started in September!

    28 January 2021

  • Sue’s Right Royal Treat

    Sue, our lovely, hard-working Data and Information Officer, had a well-deserved treat just before Christmas when she represented Berkshire Youth at a royal event at Windsor Castle.

    28 January 2021

  • See, Hear, Respond

    See Hear Respond is a partnership to help children, young people and families cope with the Covid-19 crisis.

    28 January 2021

  • Winners Again!

    We were delighted to be awarded the ‘Best Youth Charity Organisation 2020’ award in the SME News Southern Enterprise Awards.

    28 January 2021

Paige’s Progress

8 February 2021








Well… it’s looking like this year is going to be a different one again, but the main thing is to keep positive!

Towards the end of last year, I began a Future Leaders Qualification – a nationally recognised award in Leadership and Management – which will allow me to further develop my awareness of what a manager does and how to lead a team of other individuals. The qualification covers a range of different topics including: time management, self-awareness, finance, bidding/funding, interpersonal skills, managing others, conflict and many more!

Throughout the year, I have sessions booked in to work on this course with a group of other professionals and the aim is to finish by January 2022. So far, the course is going really well and I am learning lots of things about myself and other people; with the second assignment deadline approaching quickly, I need to focus on getting things wrapped up and finalised!

I also hope that in the not so distant future, sessions will be able to start back up again. I am really looking forward to getting back to The Wayz, delivering youth work to young people and continuing to positively impact the local community.

I have been taking full advantage of the opportunities to build on my knowledge and have completed lots of different courses, including:

  • Psychological First Aid
  • Mental Health
  • Internet Safety & Spearphishing
  • ACES
  • Children & Young People’s Participation (Open University)
  • Supporting Children & Young People’s Well-Being (Open University)
  • Making Sense of Mental Health Problems (Open University)
  • Active, Healthy Lifestyles (Open University)
  • Young People’s Well-Being (Open University)
  • Listening to Young Children – Supporting Transition (Open University)

All of these different opportunities have allowed me to create a school programme which will be introduced to Bracknell primary schools in the near future.

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