Summer of fun planned for Glenrothes

Summer of fun Glenrothes

A full programme of summer events and activities for children, young people and families has been agreed by councillors at the Glenrothes Area Committee.

The Glenrothes programme,  part of a Fife-wide series of summer activities, has been awarded just over £36, 000 from the Local Community Planning Budget.

Glenrothes Area Committeee Convenor, Cllr Craig Walker, welcomed the funding, saying:

“The range of activities being offered means there’s something for everyone to enjoy in the area this summer. There will be a range of weekly, free, family events, for example  ‘Summer in the Park’,  which will be led by CLD alongside partners including Active Schools, Home Start and Glenrothes Family Support Service. These are open to all and provide a chance for families to get out and about during summer at low or no cost.

“ Of course, there are a number of activities which are targeted at specific groups. These help us to make sure that activities are inclusive and those who may be more disadvantaged are not excluded from physical activities. We all know how difficult and costly it can be to keep our children occupied throughout the school holidays. For those families who are struggling with the cost of living, or who have more complex needs this can be an impossible task. This programme will go a long way to addressing this.

Some of the activities on offer are:

  • A range of activities will be provided at Riverside Park that hope to engage up to 70 families per session
  • The SHAPE (Summer Holiday Activity Programme Experience) for vulnerable children from Glenrothes
  • Youth Diversion –a range of indoor and outdoor activities for young people every Wednesday and Friday for five weeks of the holiday period.
  • Drone Project - a creative media project running throughout the summer holiday period.
  • P7 Transitions – Support for young people referred by cluster primary schools for Glenrothes HS catchment
  • Outdoor Youth Diversion –targets young people identified by Education and Partner agencies as vulnerable and at risk through the school holidays.
  • Information and Activity Stalls – Multi-agency stalls in the Kingdom Centre, led by Welfare staff will provide interactive learning and support, alongside signposting to other agencies for support.