Didcot TRAIN Youth Project

Activities

We run positive activities in Didcot and trips further afield for young people, which are targeted at those who we have been working with on the streets and in the schools. As the young people we work with are often vulnerable in their leisure time, the activities offered aim to reduce these risks for them.

Each school holiday we ensure to incorporate young people into the planning process of a holiday programme of trips and activities. Young people come into the office in groups of 3 or 4 to share their ideas and support in the organisation involved.

A selection of examples of trips run this year include Thorpe Park, the beach, White Horse Hill, Splashdown water slide park and trampolining. Activities also often take place in Didcot, recent examples including workshops in smoothie making, photography and kickboxing. These often take place in partnership with other organisations. South Oxfordshire District Council in collaboration with The Cornerstone Arts Centre and Better have enabled us to offer swimming sessions and drama workshops for instance. 

Additional examples of programmes which have taken place include a 3-week music project and #GenerationHeartbearts, a programme aimed at breaking down gendered barriers, pressures, stereotypes and expectations that play a key role in young people’s relationship to sport, health and wellbeing.