Medway Youth Service has set up a range of group activities for young people aged 11 to 18 (and up to 25 for those with additional needs).

We will be running sessions with youth workers that you can access using video chats.

Each session will last between 40 to 60 minutes. You can join using your phone, tablet or computer.

How to join sessions using Microsoft Teams

We are now using Microsoft Teams to deliver a variety of youth work sessions online.

To join these calls download Microsoft Teams from the App Store, Google Play or on the Microsoft website.

Once this has been downloaded, use the session link to join the session at the advertised time. If you're having any problems you can email the worker in charge or email youth.enquiries@medway.gov.uk.

We've changed some of the session times to avoid clashes and added a few extra sessions.

Talk to a youth worker

We're now offering bookable sessions for young people who want to talk to youth workers on their own. This could be for information and advice, support or just to chat and catch up. There will always be two youth workers on any call.

Sessions are available Monday to Friday at times that work for you. Email youth.service@medway.gov.uk to book your spot. Please let us know what area you live or which youth worker you would like to talk to.

The youth workers will contact you to arrange an online meeting. Once we have confirmed your meeting, we will send you a link. Use the link to join the sessions at your booked time. When you click the link you will be taken to a virtual waiting room before the call starts.

The youth workers for each area are:

  • Chatham and Rochester area:  Pieter Barry, Paul Khaira and Erin Scott
  • Gillingham and Twydal area: Dave Elstone, Angela Taylor and Stella Willams
  • Strood and the Hoo Peninsula area: Helen Elstone, Allan Harris and Lindsay Hartney
  • Luton and Rainham area: Angela Cox, Dave Leece and Robb Wilson

If you would like to talk to another youth worker who is not listed, let us know and we will try to arrange it.

Join a youth work session

6pm: Music

This session will use Microsoft teams and Soundtrap.

You can download these apps on phones, laptops or tablets for free.

The aim of the session is to work with others to create a piece of music, share ideas and help each other develop the piece together.

To take part in the session you will need to go to Soundtrap and enter an email or invitation code.

The Invitation code is DCBBHXG

You will then need to complete the free sign up to Soundtrap.

You can also join using Microsoft Teams.

Email allan.harris@medway.gov.uk if you need any help joining or have any questions.

4pm: Minecraft club

Join young people and youth workers online to talk about as well as play, build and create on Minecraft.

If you have the latest version of Minecraft on XBOX, Playstation or PC join us in game or just drop in for a chat using Microsoft Teams.

Email robert.wilson@medway.gov.uk if you need any help joining the session or joining the game online.

Join Minecraft club

6pm: Play test session

A session for young people to try out new ways of gaming through online sessions.

This session is with Darryl and Robb.

Email robert.wilson@medway.gov.uk if you need any help joining or have any questions.

Join Play test session

6pm: Quizzes and games

Join us for fun on our games night.

Join games night

Email allan.harris@medway.gov.uk if you need any help.

6pm: Pokemon and Anime

Poke-battles and various Pokemon and Anime themed games and activities.

This session is with Robb and Dave.

Join the Pokemon and Anime session

Email robert.wilson@medway.gov.uk if you need any help.

6.30pm: Art

Join other young people who are interested in the creative arts. You will have the opportunity to take part in a choice of difference projects each week.

Email stella.williams@medway.gov.uk if you need any help joining or have any questions.

Join art session

7pm: Duke of Edinburgh award online

Work towards your Duke of Edinburgh Award online with Angela and Allan.

Email angela.taylor@medway.gov.uk if you need any help.

Join Duke of Edinburgh Award online

6pm: Roleplaying games

Dungeons and Dragons style role playing games aimed at beginners.

This session is with Angela and Robb.

Email robert.wilson@medway.gov.uk if you need any help joining or have any questions.

Join the Dungeon and Dragons roleplaying session

1pm: Online gaming club

An online session for young people interested in gaming. We collaborate, talk about, play and design lots of different games such as:

  • roleplay
  • Dungeons and Dragons
  • console games
  • mobile games

Join the online gaming club

Email robert.wilson@medway.gov.uk if you need any help joining or have any questions.

Online book club

We are partnering with our library team to deliver a new online book club.

The club is for young people ages 8 to 19, and up to 25 with additional needs. 

Sessions are split into age groups. All the books are available to read for free online at Medway Libraries.

Find out titles, dates and how to book on book clubs

About the session

This session will be hosted by Angela Taylor from the Youth Service and Emily Maycock from the Medway Libraries team.

Please email emily.maycock@medway.gov.uk or kate.clifford@medway.gov.uk if you have any questions.

About the session

This session will be hosted by Angela Cox from the Youth Service and Emily Maycock from the Medway Libraries team.

Please email emily.maycock@medway.gov.uk or kate.clifford@medway.gov.uk if you have any questions.

About the session

This session will be hosted by Pieter Barry from the Youth Service and Kate Clifford from the Medway Libraries team.

Please email emily.maycock@medway.gov.uk or kate.clifford@medway.gov.uk if you have any questions.

Access to the book

To access the book we are offering free digital copies through our Medway Libraries Libby App, including our eBook and eAudiobook app, which has a function to make any book dyslexia-friendly. 

If you prefer something with less words you can also view 1,500+ comics and graphic novels online for all ages.

How to sign up

  1. Sign up for a Medway Libraries library card
  2. Log in to view our eBooks and eAudiobooks catalogue online using your card number and PIN. Or use the Libby app on a smartphone, tablet, eReader or the Overdrive app if using a Kindle. More about how to access eBooks and eAudiobooks including on a Kobo or Nook
  3. Search for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, and select “borrow”- We recommend changing the loan period to 21 days and downloading the book.
  4. Read the book
  5. Register for the book club discussions for ages 8 to 12 by emailing emily.maycock@medway.gov.uk or email kate.clifford@medway.gov.uk for the 13 to 16 and 16 and over group