Free Summer of fun for Inverclyde young people
A SUMMER of fun is in store for children and young people in Inverclyde with a packed programme of free activities to keep them entertained during the school holidays.
Inverclyde Council, alongside a range of partner organisations, has produced a seven-week schedule of events to keep youngsters active and engaged.
Activities included: art workshops at the Watt Institution; rock-pooling with Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park rangers; free swimming and ice skating with Inverclyde Leisure; theatre workshops with the Beacon Arts Centre; comic book sessions with Magic Torch; football with Greenock Morton; playschemes; and much more.
The programme runs from 28 June-13 August and is in addition to the summer holiday hubs at Clydeview Academy and Port Glasgow Community Campus.
Summer of Fun 21 activities must be booked in advance and places can be reserved now at www.inverclyde.gov.uk/summerfun21 where the full programme of events is also available.
All activities will be held in line with national Covid-19 safety guidance.
Councillor Jim Clocherty, depute leader of Inverclyde Council and convener of education and communities, said: “We’ve all spent enough time cooped at home and the last thing we want for our children and young people over the summer holidays is to be stuck inside and bored.
“The Summer of Fun 21 programme has something for all ages to enjoy while the schools are off with activities that are entertaining, engaging and educational.
“This is on top of our usual school holiday hubs, both of which provide vital support for working families during the summer break.
“After so much doom and gloom in recent times, I’m delighted our young people have a summer of fun to look forward to.”
The packed programme also includes ‘Sport 4 All’ camps at Clydeview Academy and Notre Dame High schools and ‘Come and Play’ sessions at Port Glasgow Community Campus aimed at pupils in Port Glasgow and Kilmacolm who are heading into secondary education after the summer.
At Notre Dame High, there will be a SCQF Level 5 ‘Award in Sports Leadership’ course; ‘Proud2BActive’ mountain biking sessions for care-experienced young people; netball camp; and a team games camp.
The Summer of Fun programme also includes inflatables and ‘mocktails’ at Inverclyde Academy and young people will be picked up and dropped off at the school for kayaking at Castle Semple in Lochwinnoch.
All of these will be delivered by the council’s community learning and development and Active Schools/Sports Development teams.
Bookings for the Summer of Fun 21 events are on a first come, first served basis and additional activities may be added throughout the summer.
The local authority has secured £201,000 from the Scottish Government, supported by council umbrella body Cosla, to deliver the programme.
For more information and to book, visit www.inverclyde.gov.uk/summerfun21.