Our theme for the summer was ‘Making Memories’ in which we tried to provide the young people with activities that they could look back on saying ‘remember when…’ For some of the young people our programme was their primary source of activity during the 7 weeks of summer holidays. Much of this was made possible through kind donations to our Bursary Fund.
Our ability to run these activities across the summer was also greatly helped by the flexibility and willingness of our volunteers and sessional staff for which we are deeply grateful.
One of the main events we ran was an overnight camping trip staying in St Monans and St Andrews. This trip was many of the young people’s first experience of putting up a tent and spending a night away from home.
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Another highlight of the summer was our annual beach day where we followed our yearly tradition of spending a day at the beach playing games, paddling, eating fish and chips, followed by making s’mores over the fire as the sun set.
Both these trips received positive feedback from the young people and gave them a chance to form new friendships and make some all important positive memories of summer 2015.
In addition to these big events we also ran trips to parks, bowling, took part in craft and graffiti workshops plus running a mini food project.
We also partnered with Linlithgow Churches holiday Club for a week hosting the P7 to S1 ‘exchange’ section and playing a large part in running the activity programme.