Schools may be out but the ever-popular Street Stuff activities don’t stop as the packed summer programme launches today (2 July).
Football, dance, gaming, DJ workshops and much more will be available for young people aged 8 to16 to take part in for free this summer.
With no school to look forward to each day, all young people are being invited to take part in the summer clubs at a range of venues across Renfrewshire.
Afternoon clubs will take place in Renfrew, Johnstone, Paisley and Linwood from 2 July until 11 August, with core evening sessions on each day except Sundays.
Young people attending an afternoon session will also receive a free healthy lunch as they’re sure to work up an appetite at whichever activity they take part in.
Those who attend will also get the chance to have their say on what they would like to see as part of the 10 year Street Stuff birthday celebration next year.
Councillor Marie McGurk, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Communities, Housing and Planning Policy Board, said: “With bundles of energy to spare with no schoolwork over the summer, Street Stuff provides the perfect opportunity to tire them out each day.
“Our brilliant team of coaches and volunteers will help engage them in different activities each day whether they’re a dancer, footballer or gamer.
“With the added addition of a healthy lunch to keep them going during the day, I’m sure it’ll be a struggle to get them home from each activity.
“All young people are free to come along, make friends and have a fantastic summer.”
Street Stuff is a diversionary project run in partnership between Renfrewshire Council, Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Engage Renfrewshire and St Mirren Football Club.
The programme began in 2009 in Renfrewshire contributing to a reduction in youth disorder and anti-social behaviour by 75 per cent over the first five years with a sustained reduction of 65 per cent.
Find out exactly when each club is on at www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/