Playscheme 'one of the best ever'

Published: 26 Jul 2012 16:300 comments

IT'S been another sensational summer for the 'able to play' playscheme held at St Michael's Primary in Port Glasgow.

STREETS AHEAD: Street League members passed on their skills to the playscheme.

Two dozen youngsters with additional support needs have been attending every day since it started on 9 July, and they are looking forward to more activities until it winds up on 3 August.

The kids who attend the playscheme have been enjoying an action-packed programme of activities, including a whole host of exciting day trips, to stay active over the holidays.

Tele photographer George Munro dropped in on a day when they were having a fancy dress party as well as football coaching from members of Street League, a group of unemployed people who pass on football skills to various groups.

St Michael's leader-in-charge, Ashley Shaw, said this year's playscheme had been one of the best yet.

She said: "The playscheme has been running here for several years.

"This year's activities have included visiting Funworld, Luss, Largs, Kelvingrove Museum and we also holding a coffee afternoon for parents to help with our fundraising.

"We're also going to the cinema on Monday to see The Lorax and we'll be visiting the McLean Museum." Ashley added: "We're very grateful to Tesco and Morrisons for donations of crisps and juice, and we'd be delighted to hear from anyone else who would like to help us out in that way or to help us pay towards trips."

Anyone who can help is asked to call Bev Mathieson of Inverclyde Leisure on 715597.

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