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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

  • 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

  • Ways to Fundraise

    Why not support us by buying tickets through a local lottery?

    31 July 2023

Waterside – July 2023

31 July 2023

Kelly told us: “The summer months bring a range of activity to Waterside Centre. One of the highlights of the youth programme in the warmer weather is our paddling activities where young people are encouraged to join instructors and youth workers on the river. Our fleet of canoes, kayaks and paddleboards are often seen on the water as we invite young people to try something new and be introduced to the world of outdoor adventure sports.

“Alongside this, our team of instructors and youth workers work with young people to develop their understanding and awareness of water safety and how important it is to take open water such as rivers and lakes seriously, no matter their level of experience in paddlesports.

“Examples of this over the last month includes having the youth team and some young leaders join the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service at their water safety event in Pangbourne to practise using throwlines (see video) and having a group of young people complete their Paddlesport Safety and Rescue Course with Cloud 9 Pursuits.

“Both of these activities support young people’s confidence and competence when engaging in paddlesport activities and provide them with skills that whilst we hope will never be needed, could be the difference in a life-saving scenario.”

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