Riverside Youth Centre

Youth Centre provides its Summer Programme for another year! Last Year, The NYA Guidance permitted the Riverside Youth Centre to host its annual summer activities Programme as part of its Covid-19 relief response for young people, parents, and carers – but this was limited to only outdoors and fifteen spaces for young people.

As a service supporting inclusion and equal opportunities, you can imagine how difficult this was for the team to limit numbers for the first ever time. However, this year felt somewhat more normal! With an average of 35 young people per day (ages 8-13), the Centre hosted fifteen days of fun exciting activities. With special thanks to Worcestershire Holiday and Food funding (HAF) who funded the programme.

The philosophy of the programme is to offer a range of activities and workshops to young people, with hope that they learn new skills, hobbies or even engage in a new club. This year we were delighted to host - Water sports, Graffiti workshops, tie-dye workshops, cooking lessons, sports activities, music workshops, arts and crafts, self-defence sessions and not forgetting our fantastic Youth Workers’ captivating workshops. With special thanks to our guests: Kidderminster Harriers FC, SSD4KIDZ self-defence, Clik-Clik Collective, diceSixtyseven graffiti workshops, Severn Arts, Chroma Chameleons, Meadow arts, Racheal from the Deli, Pershore and Bonkers Activities.

We also managed to design our new Mural in the Sports Hall ‘Community’ This was chosen by the young people and youth workers, who wanted to create a response for the mural from the last 18 months of difficult times and the centres’ purpose within the heart of Pershore.

We would love to hear your voice on what community means to you. You can do this on our Instagram post showing the mural (@pershoreyouthy)