KIDS who have been in care are enjoying a summer club which is getting them active and creating public artwork as part of a busy programme of activities.

Proud2Care - a group bringing together young people living in Inverclyde who have experienced foster, residential or kinship care or who have social work support - have laid on an action-packed schedule of summer fun.

As well as enjoying sports sessions organised by Active Schools at Notre Dame High, the young people have been creating mural designs with RIG Arts which will go on display at Lunderston Bay.

At the end of sessions, the ideas will be collated by local artist Tragic O'Hara, who will spray-paint the design onto the side of the amenities block at the local landmark.

Children's rights and information officer, Aileen Wilson told the Tele: "We have been running various sessions throughout the summer, with activities to suit everyone.

"We've had a focus on sport and art, but also have planned trips to the cinema and Heads of Ayr Farm Park too.

"We usually only do a few things over the summer, but after Covid-19 kept us apart, we wanted to spend the summer together.

"A big part of the mural design for Lunderston is to give the young people a sense of belonging to the area.

"Some of them have moved around a lot, but this allows them to put their own stamp on their current home town."

Leading the sporting side of events is Active Schools co-ordinator, Craig Forbes, who has been showing the young people the ropes.

Art activities are being led by Dawn Hair, lead artist at RIG, and assistant Robyn Dainese.

Dawn said: "The young people are all really enjoying taking part and coming up with the compositions.

"It is a great opportunity and we're also looking forward to seeing what Tragic comes up with when he receives all of their designs."