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Students from schools across West Berkshire are coming together to discuss issues, how they would like to change things in their local area for the better.

The West Berkshire Youth Council provides opportunities for 11-18-year-olds to use their elected voice to bring about social change through meaningful representation and campaigning.

Over time, this area will develop and evolve for the Youth Council.

What are we discussing at the moment

The Big Ambition launched on 14 September to hear directly from children, young people, and parents from across the country.

As we approach the general election, it is a crucial moment listen to children and young people's voices.

That is why, through The Big Ambition survey, it is important to hear from children and young people about their schools, communities, family life, and the wider world. What do they want for their future, their hopes, dreams, and aspirations. 

This survey is for all children and young people aged 6, up to 18. Alongside this, parents and other adults can complete the survey on behalf of children and young people aged 0, up to 5, to ensure we also hear from early years settings.   

It is important to hear the voice of children from all backgrounds, all settings, and every part of the country to policy makers - to make sure their needs are heard.

Click on the link below to access an easy read version of the survey and different questions based on the age of the child or young person. The Big Ambition webpage is also live and includes resources and overviews of the survey.


The Big Ambition - Have your say!


How to join

If you are interested in taking part then email letting us know who you are, your age and what school you go to. If you are home educated you will be welcome to join as well.

Contact us

As a young person in West Berkshire you can email your Youth Council and tell us what matters to you  - email your Youth Council and they will put your ideas and/or concerns to the decision makers at the Council.

Adding value to a first CV

Consider joining our Community Panel

Share your opinion on matters of local importance, join focus groups and share your thoughts and ideas.

Other areas

Other areas of West Berkshire Council you may be interested in learning more about as a Young Person.


Work Experience/Internships

Becoming a Councillor

Why you should be involved

The Environment team are looking for your input

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