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‘Proud to Be’: Celebrating Black History Month

21st October 2021 by Kathryn Morley, Chief Executive, OnSide

This October we're proud to be celebrating black heritage and history, recognising the contributions and achievements of black people in the UK and beyond this Black History Month. With 17% of our members…

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Reflections of a CEO during Black History Month

5th October 2021 by Amanda Naylor, Chief Executive, Manchester Youth Zone

I took on the responsibility of being CEO of Manchester Youth Zone just four months ago. Since then I’ve been very conscious of my white…

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HideOut Youth Zone members meet Prime Minister and Home Secretary

3rd October 2021 by OnSide

This morning young people from HideOut, East Manchester Youth Zone met the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson and Home Secretary, Priti Patel. The visit was an…

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Developing youth work talent

16th September 2021 by Steve Anderton, Lead Youth Worker at The Hive, Wirral Youth Zone

I’ve been a youth worker for several years and in that time I’ve developed an instinctive understanding for how best to support young people based…

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What’s happening at the Youth Zones – back to full open access

15th September 2021 by Kathryn Morley, Chief Executive, OnSide

With the Covid recovery underway, young people are settling back into a more normal school life with day to day routines returning. So what will…

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Location of South Bristol Youth Zone confirmed

15th September 2021 by OnSide

The location of our new Youth Zone in South Bristol has been confirmed, subject to planning and further investigations, following a Bristol City Council cabinet…

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Barnsley Youth Zone to be first of its kind in Yorkshire

18th August 2021 by OnSide

Exciting plans for a state-of-the-art OnSide Youth Zone, funded by Barnsley Council and corporate and private sponsors including the town’s largest private employer, ASOS, were approved by Barnsley Council’s Cabinet earlier today. …

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Being active is about opportunity and fun

4th August 2021 by Kathryn Morley, Chief Executive, OnSide

To mark National Play Day, the annual day for play in the UK, OnSide CEO Kathryn Morley shares her thoughts on getting young people active…

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The Power of Play

23rd July 2021 by Kathryn Morley, Chief Executive, OnSide

The summer break has arrived and this year more than ever, there’s a real sense of needing to make up for what’s been lost during…

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Work is set to begin on WEST Youth Zone in Hammersmith and Fulham

13th July 2021 by OnSide

Work is set to begin on EdCity, the £150m not-for-profit regeneration scheme that will include WEST Youth Zone in Hammersmith and Fulham, this month. This…

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What’s on over the summer

9th July 2021 by OnSide

The summer holiday is around the corner, and with six weeks of fun ahead for children and young people, we know that means families need…

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A look back at Pride Month

2nd July 2021 by OnSide

Pride Month is a time to celebrate LGBTQ+ communities, to come together and show allyship, to learn about Pride history, to look back at how…

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