Young people in Renfrewshire are being encouraged to ‘Turn Up and Play’ as the ever-popular Street Stuff programme continues during the October school holidays.

Football, gaming and more will be available for those aged 8 to16 at five venues across Renfrewshire throughout the week.

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A free, hot and healthy meal will be provided at every session to ensure participants are fuelled up to take part.

All activities are free and young people are invited along to:

  • Gleniffer High School Astro: Monday 15 October and Friday 19 October (1:30pm-4:30pm)
  • Linwood High School, Games Hall: Monday 15 October and Friday 19 October (1:30pm-4:30pm)
  • St James PS Renfrew, Astro:  Monday 15 October and Friday 19 October (1:30pm-4:30pm)
  • McMaster Centre, Johnstone MUGA:  Monday 15 October and Friday 19 October (1:30pm-4:30pm)
  • St Mirren FC Indoor Dome: Tuesday 16, Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 October (1:00pm-5:00pm)

Consent forms must be completed by all participants and will be available on the first day of arrival or can be filled out online in advance.

Councillor Marie McGurk, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Communities, Housing and Planning Policy Board, said: “The October holidays are the perfect opportunity for young people to try a new sport, make new friends and keep active at our Street Stuff clubs.

“Our brilliant team of coaches and volunteers will help keep them busy every day, whether they’re a footballer or gamer, I’m sure they’ll find something they’ll enjoy.

“Don’t forget that a free hot and healthy meal is provided at each session as we know the activities can make them work up an appetite!

“So make the most of the break from school and send them along to any of the activities, everyone’s welcome.”

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.

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