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The Experience

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The Experience is a new, themed entertainment and events venue in Hillington Park, and houses Scotland’s ONLY indoor electric Go-karting Arena. We are just off J26 on the M8 and served by two train stations.

During the school summer holidays, we will be welcoming Summer Clubs at The Experience. Our Summer Clubs cater for children aged 8 to 14 and offer a range of learning and discovery opportunities, cunningly disguised as exciting fun activities!

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Each day children take part in a range of hands-on activities including building electric motors, making a stop motion film, and t-shirt design and printing. The excitement continues as children have the option to compete in laser battles, Slot car races and try to become an E-Prix champion in our electric Go-karting Arena.

Activities are organised for age groups 8-9, 10-11, and 12-14. Activity hours are 8.45 am to 4.15 pm. However, if you would like to drop your children off at 8.00 am and pick them up at 6.00 pm we can arrange this for a small additional charge, which includes a healthy breakfast.

Children can attend on a daily or weekly basis… AND they will meet Volta, our friendly mascot!

If our Summer Club isn’t for you, you may prefer our Weekly School Holiday Karting Programme– the winning formula to combat boring summer holidays!

Suitable for children aged 11-15, our summer Karting Programme offers a comprehensive introduction to Go-karting, with theory, tuition, training and thrills all packed into one fun-filled week. Children will make new friends (including Volta, our mascot), learn new skills, boost their confidence, and get on track to become proficient kart drivers.

And…our brand new Biz EcoVolt electric karts are clean, emission free and quiet. So, you won’t need to fumigate the laundry basket when they get home!

Sessions run between 9.30 am and 4.15 pm Monday to Friday, but children can be dropped off at 8 am and picked up at 6 pm for a small additional charge, which includes a healthy breakfast.

In all of our Clubs your child’s welfare is our number one priority and our professional staff are here to make sure they stay safe as well as have fun. A healthy hot lunch and a range of snacks are prepared daily from The Academy restaurant.

For more information or to book your child or children into our Summer Clubs please call Geoff Barrett, Leisure and Learning Developer on 0141 891 4423 or email geoff.barrett@theexperience.org.uk.

Get into pole position! We are taking bookings now! For more information or pricing on our Summer Clubs please call Geoff Barrett, Leisure and Learning Developer on 0141 891 4423 or email Geoff.barrett@theexperience.org.uk. For our Karting Camps please contact Craig Duffy, Karting Arena Coordinator on 0141 883 4005 or email craig.duffy@theexperience.org.uk.

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Kids record Beatles hit in Scots accent

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Kids record Beatles hit in Scots accent

With pix of Kibble pupils at recording session and of Tom Newman, left and Paul Brett.

AN iconic Beatles song has been recorded being performed like never before.

Legendary British music producer Tom Newman had pupils at Paisley’s Kibble Education and Care Centre sing a verse and chorus of With A Little Help from My Friends in a broad Scots accent.

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The youngsters were the first pupils to take part in a project that will see Scots schoolchildren record tracks from the famous Beatles album, Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Tom, along with fellow rock musician, Paul Brett – who played lead guitar with The Strawbs – visited Kibble to set up a day’s recording session with pupils playing guitars, singing and playing percussion instruments.

Last year the duo recorded schoolkids from Northern Ireland performing music from Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells album, which Tom produced in 1973.

Now Kibble pupils have been recorded doing a cover version of the Sgt Pepper album’s title track as well as With A Little Help From My Friends.

And when the teenagers thought they had finished the song, Tom got them to record a verse and chorus in a Scots accent using lines like ‘I get by wi’ a little help fae ma pals’.

Tom – who was involved in setting up Virgin Records with Richard Branson in 1972 – explained: “We didn’t want to make just another cover version of a Beatles song. I wanted the pupils to create a Scottish version and something that will stick in people’s minds.

“And you never know, they may be able to knock Simon Cowell’s acts off the Number One spot in the charts.”
Paul said: ”We decided to start off the project at Kibble because the pupils and staff were very enthusiastic about the project and embraced the idea.”

There were eight Kibble pupils involved in the recording session – Daryl Shaw, Chris Sweeney, Louie Tedford, Joe Green, Olivia Rennie, Jamie Leigh Muir, Jordan Bunce and Cameron Anderson – who had been rehearsing with their music teacher at Kibble, Chris McDonald.

Chris said: “The recording session was a great way to build confidence and social skills, as well as showing pupils how to work as a team and towards a common goal.

“Both Tom and Paul were fantastic with the pupils. And although the kids are too young to have ever heard of them and what they did in the Seventies, they thought they were really cool guys by the end of the recording session.”[/vc_column_text][vc_separator icon=”star”][vc_gallery ids=”21660,21659,21658,21657,21656,21655″ type=”masonry”][vc_separator icon=”star”][vc_column_text]Courtesy of http://macdonald-media.co.uk/[/vc_column_text][vc_separator icon=”star”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Project Oskar

Since starting in October 2011, Project Oskar, the furniture recycling project run as one of KIBBLE’s Social Enterprises, has expanded in every direction. The turnover of the project has steadily increased as have the number of Young People who have gained work experience and training through the project. As the business has grown, new opportunities have arisen and we have branched out into several new ventures including;

Painting
Decorating
Cleaning
Tiling
Gardening

All these services are associated with property services and while we have been strongly supported by Renfrewshire Council, the project has also been marketing our services to the commercial sector and have successfully carried out out services for local solicitors, estate agents, landlords as well as Housing Associations and other Charities.

In recognition of all these new developments we decided to slightly alter our Project OsKar polo tops to advertise the services we now offer. The picture shows the “new look” OsKar shirts being proudly modelled by the newest recruits to Project OsKar – the boys started with us at the beginning of July and are already making great progress”

http://www.projectoskar.org/

http://www.kibble.org/