New In­ver­aray Youth Project com­mit­tee hosts first event

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In­ver­aray Youth Project hosted a fes­tive arts and crafts night on Tues­day Novem­ber 14 fol­low­ing the for­ma­tion of the new com­mit­tee. The com­mit­tee will be chaired by Mar­garet Renton, sup­ported by vice-chair­man Andy Cameron, trea­surer Laura Blyth and Ann Liv­ingston, who is the new sec­re­tary. New com­mit­tee mem­bers in­clude Laura Best, Caro­line Wood, Wilma Wood and Ken­neth Renton. The project aims to pro­vide ac­tiv­i­ties and ex­pe­ri­ences for all ages in the lo­cal com­mu­nity in a safe and stim­u­lat­ing en­vi­ron­ment. Work­ing hand-in-hand with schools in the com­mu­nity, the or­gan­i­sa­tion hopes chil­dren will so­cialise, learn new skills and de­velop cit­i­zen­ship. Mar­garet said: ‘The meet­ing to form a com­mit­tee was very suc­cess­ful, and we had some great ideas from chil­dren who at­tended the evening, some of which were ex­plored dur­ing the craft evening and will be car­ried through into the com­ing year, such as sto­ry­telling, art ac­tiv­i­ties and drama.’ The group will host weekly ses­sions dur­ing term time from Fe­bru­ary 2018 on­wards, with ses­sions to suit all ages, from P1 to 17-year-olds. The next event will fo­cus on Christ­mas sto­ries, mu­sic and drama and will take place on Tues­day De­cem­ber 5 at 6pm at the par­ish hall.

Some of the chil­dren who at­tended the fes­tive arts and crafts night hosted by In­ver­aray Youth Project.

Clockwise from below left are Fe­or­lin Renton, nine, with best friend Rosie Blyth, eight, try to make the long­est pa­per chain08_a46in­ver­ara­yarts05; Anna Camp­bell 10, Ash­ley MacDougall,10, Ella Camp­bell 12, Katie MacLeod, eight, and Eloise Gin­stiere, nine, en­joy the Christ­mas crafts night 08_a46in­ver­ara­yarts01; Joshua Lind­say MacDougall, three, Vic­to­ria MacDougall, Ni­amh Rod­den, Terezka Kon­ick­ova, eight, and Re­nata Kon­ick­ova. 08_a46in­ver­ara­yarts0208_a46in­ver­ara­yarts01; Cara Blyth with five-year-old Ge­orge McCul­loch at the fes­tive arts and crafts evening 08_a46in­ver­ara­yarts06

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