Didcot TRAIN Youth Project

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Tuesday, 10 December 2019 10:12

Weekly Update 09.12.19

Dear all,

We hope you have all had good weekends. It was positive that the majority of our sessions could take place from Didcot Methodist Church last week, following the closure of our office the week before. YP were very interested to explore the temporary space. They also expressed their sadness at the closure of the office through collectively writing a letter to voice their feelings around the situation. Their action to then promote the letters, including taking it round schools to gain signatures has been heart-warming. See the link at the bottom of the page to have a read.

The week saw us cracking on with our usual provision schedule including:

  • Heads Up: young people enjoyed a session focused on friendships, including what constitutes a good and bad friend. This aimed to support the Year 6’s in better understanding what is deemed as an equal relationship, including what is acceptable and unacceptable within one.
  • Dinner and Debate: sessions involved a mixture of intuitive discussions, around stereotypes for example, and various games such as Jenga, between the usual Gregg’s trips.
  • Football: after now opening football sessions up to both gender groups, following a keen interest from young men to join in with the young women, those who attended had a great kickabout on Friday afternoon.
  • Detached: many young people engaged with us this week during our walkabouts around the town, especially on Friday evening when they were all hugely excited when to be greeted with pizza! It was also very positive that a number also showed enthusiasm to engage in our new group mentoring sessions to begin in January, centred around anti-social behaviour.
  • Willowcroft Wellbeing Evening – it was great to attend an evening held at Willowcroft Primary School for parents to gain more information about the various services open to young people for support around mental health and wellbeing. This tied in nicely to the sessions we have been delivering around the topics through Head Start at the school. Thank you very much for having us again!

See our timetable below for the coming 2 weeks up till Christmas, which will be continuing from the Methodist Church for the time being.  If you have any questions for us feel free to give us a  call on 07305042427 or email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We hope you all have great weeks, as Christmas races towards us!

Kind regards,

The TRAIN Team  


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Monday, 02 December 2019 21:08

Weekly Update 02.12.19

Dear all,

Firstly Happy December!

Last week proved an eventful last week of the month at TRAIN despite the unfortunate, but necessary, precautions we put in place to pause running sessions at the TRAIN office. This followed from concerns raised to us of the safety of our windows. As a result we have been focusing our efforts into our detached youth work provision. Detached has been a hugely important means for us to continue reaching out to young people in the community, encouraging positive decision making and also keeping us informed of anti-social behaviour related matters: particularly important considering a number having recently been raised to us.

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Monday, 02 December 2019 21:07

Office Update

To offer another update on our premises: we have kindly been offered use of the rooms at the Methodist Church, opposite TRAIN, to run sessions from for the time being! So for now all sessions: Young Women’s, Dinner and Debates and Young Men’s groups will run from there.

The hunt continues for a more permanent home but this is a positive first step.

We cant thank all at the Methodist Church more highly for there support and warmth to us at our time of need.

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