Didcot TRAIN Youth Project

Getting stuck in…helping the community where I live

Every year the young people that TRAIN works with gets the opportunity to go on a residential weekend. But in order to go on this residential experience they have to get involved in their community and complete 3-4 hours of social action.

This can be anything from litter picking, clearing overgrown bramble from alleyways for people to walk safely down to actually helping clear an overgrown garden of someone unable to do their gardening.

This year in September the young people who took part did some amazing work, (see the photo's for evidence!) but they also learned, like every year that giving something back to the community in which they live feels really good.

Every year at the beginning of the day the young people state – "I don't want to do this, wearing that TRAIN t-shirt out and about in town", but each year at the end of the day the young people say...

"It felt great helping clear that alleyway"

"I loved it at the end of clearing that garden that the lady was so thankful that she gave us cookies!"

It is an important part of TRAIN's year as we look to give young people a chance to help the town in which they live but also take responsibility for their town and who knows where that will take them...!