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Today, we are celebrating the second anniversary of Waterside Centre reopening.
3 August 2023
We were thrilled when we learnt that Newbury Athletic Club had selected us as their charity partner for this year’s Newbury 10k event.
2 August 2023
The school holidays are now upon us and our summer programmes are in full swing.
2 August 2023
The summer months bring a range of activity to Waterside Centre.
2 August 2023
Click here to watch our new video!
6 July 2023
Would you like to meet new people and take part in a variety of sporting activities in a safe and fun environment?
5 July 2023
We’re really pleased to welcome Natalya to our team!
3 July 2023
We are currently looking for volunteers to help run and support the Waterside Community Larder.
21 June 2023
Do Your DofE with Berkshire Youth!
29 September 2022
Why do the DofE?
For the hundreds of thousands of young people who take part each year, the benefits of achieving a DofE Award at any level are endless. DofE is about helping you along the path to a productive and prosperous future. As many of our participants say, it’s life-changing!
Achieving an award will give you skills, confidence and an edge over others when you apply for college, university or a job. Beyond your academic achievements, universities want to see evidence of so called ‘soft skills’ that you have developed through extra-curricular activities, such as communication, commitment, leadership and teamwork. Your DofE Award is a fantastic way to demonstrate and evidence these skills in practice.
You’ll also make a difference to other people’s lives and your community, be fitter and healthier, make new friends and have memories to last you a lifetime. Our participants also tell us that doing their DofE gives them character traits like confidence and resilience which can boost their mental health and wellbeing, and help them face and overcome personal challenges.
Berkshire Youth is an open DofE provider who offer access to DofE programmes. Our support and guidance is done virtually, so there is no need to attend weekly sessions; you can just get started with your programme!
You will use eDofE (our online system) to track your progress through your Bronze, Silver or Gold programmes. The team at Berkshire Youth will ensure you have all the knowledge and expertise to independently complete your programme and achieve your DofE Award.
We have supported dozens of young people to achieve their Bronze, Silver and Gold awards, with a total of 58 awards achieved between 2020 and 2022; with seven Bronze, four Silver and one Gold Certificates of Achievement. Our participants have completed an amazing total of 1,079 volunteering hours, equating to a value of £4,984.98.
To register, please contact the Berkshire Youth Virtual Centre:
T: 0118 909 0927