This summer a range of partners from across the Scottish Borders are coming together to offer a variety of activities for children and young people.
Supported by Scottish Government funding, a national ‘Get into Summer’ campaign will help children, young people and families reconnect and re-engage with their local communities and the environment and provide opportunities to socialise following a challenging period for everyone due to COVID-19.
We are working with partners to ensure that every family is able to access the opportunities available.
- Key partner Live Borders will launch an exciting activity programme this week which includes multi-sport activity camps, free swimming activities, film screenings for key groups, dance workshops and performances and a museums programme
- YouthBorders are supporting their membership of youth clubs and organisations to deliver a range of free outdoor learning and creative arts opportunities in our rural communities
- Quarriers Resilience for Wellbeing Service will continue to offer emotional health and wellbeing support to our young people over the summer holidays and will be available for weekly drop in support as well as providing a summer of meaningful participation to enable children and young people to reconnect in their local community
- our Outdoor Education team is also supporting the programme with a variety of activities. Other local partners, clubs and organisations are also putting on events across the summer holidays
Further information about the range of activities on offer, including dates and locations throughout the summer will be made available in due course.
We are encouraging all those involved in running activities for children, young people and families this summer to use the hashtag #BordersGetIntoSummer on social media to make it as easy as possible for you to find out what is going on and book your places.
Along with our partners, we will also be promoting other opportunities for getting active, feeling connected and to support children and young people’s health and wellbeing throughout the summer holiday.
We will continue to share updates over the coming weeks and hope that together with your children and young people that you all find many fun things to enjoy and take part in safely this summer.