Renfrewshire’s award-winning Street Stuff programme has served almost 1000 healthy meals to young people already this summer – with three weeks of the school holidays still to go.
The programme has been holding summer clubs every weekday afternoon throughout the summer at venues across Renfrewshire, with every young person who attends receiving a free meal to go along with the activities.
Football, gaming and the Street Stuff Youth Bus have been entertaining the young people as they make new friends, get active and count down the days until they’re back to school.
Councillor Marie McGurk, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Communities, Housing and Planning Policy Board, said: “Our Street Stuff programme is only becoming more and more popular and I was delighted to visit the Airdome to meet the young people taking part.
“It’s important for many young people to have a place to go during the holidays where they can feel safe, but also where they are given a healthy meal to keep them going as this can be extremely important during the holiday period.
“The programme supports families across Renfrewshire by giving young people the chance to stay active and make new friends so send them along this summer – you’ll have a hard time stopping them coming back once you do.”
Activities are available at venues across the area including the St Mirren FC Airdome, Knockhill Park, Gleniffer High and Our Lady of Peace Primary.
Any young person aged 8 and over is welcome to take part in as many sessions as they would like to attend.
Street Stuff Manager, Stevie Gallagher, said: “It’s fantastic to see so many young people taking part in our activities during the summer holidays and we’re delighted to have them.
“Our coaches and volunteers are doing a fantastic job of keeping them entertained, while also being there to listen to any problems they’re having and supporting them as best they can.
“We’re only halfway through so I can’t wait to welcome even more to our activities across Renfrewshire and I’d encourage anyone to come along as often as they like for the rest of the holidays – and don’t forget our regular evening programme is still on too!”
The summer clubs will continue every weekday at various venues until the final session at Gleniffer High on Friday 9 August.
For more information, and to download a consent form, visit www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/summerclubs.