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Youth Advisory Board

The Youth Advisory Board with Active Slough’s Ciaran Crean   

Young people have a voice in shaping the provision of sport in Slough thanks to the new Youth Advisory Board.

Set up by the council’s Active Slough team in March, the group is made up of 11-17 years old from across the borough who have a passion for improving their local community through increased sport and physical activity opportunities.

They have had a busy first few months, helping to support the delivery of the inaugural Slough 5k Fun Run and annual Playday event in Salt Hill Park.

Newly elected board chair, Emma Wilson, 15, who attends Langley Academy, said: “We’re working on two main manifesto projects for the summer, one is a video highlighting more modern and alternative sport in Slough, such as parkour, yoga, water sports and skateboarding.

“The second is a promotional campaign highlighting the benefits of physical activity on young people’s mental health. These are our ideas and we’re encouraged to be as creative as possible!”

The group meet monthly, with sessions often including some form of physical activity.

There are still opportunities to join the Active Slough Youth Advisory Board (ASYAB). If you’re interested or know a young person who would benefit from the experience of being on the board, please contact active communities officer, Ciaran Crean, on 01753 875784 or email Ciaran.crean@slough.gov.uk

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