Renfrewshire Council

Families First serve up holiday fun and meals at summer holiday clubs for Renfrewshire children

Families First summer holiday club 2  Hundreds of children across Renfrewshire have enjoyed a summer of fun attending Families First holiday clubs.

Running at 10 school venues, children have taken part in sporting activities and arts and crafts, as well as being served a healthy, nutritious lunch.

Around 6,000 two course hot meals have been served over the six week programme.

Pupils from primary one to primary four who are in receipt of a school clothing grant were invited to attend the free camp, while older siblings in primary five to seven at the same school were also welcomed when accompanied by their brother or sister.

Children enjoyed the three hour daily clubs the West Johnstone shared campus, St James's, St Fergus, Gallowhill, Heriot, Langcraigs and Todholm Primary Schools and Paisley Grammar, Linwood and Castlehead High Schools.

The mobile library service, the Skoobmobile was also part of the programme, with four of the venues hosting a weekly visit to encourage children to sign up to the Summer Reading Challenge, while the remaining six venues enjoyed at least one visit.

The clubs, which started in 2013 and run across most school holidays, ensure that as many kids as possible get physical activity and a tasty and nutritious meal every day, as well as encouraging them to try a wider range of foods than they may not otherwise eat. The clubs can also provide valuable social interaction for children.

 

Published 10 August, 2018

Picture caption: Renfrewshire children enjoying previous Families First holiday club

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