Summer of active fun
Packed events programme
It was another summer of fun for everyone involved w i t h U n i ve r s a l Connec t i o n s in Rutherglen
The youth centre ran a packed programme throughout the school holidays, with staff and users giving it the thumbsup .
Activities in the centre included Hama beads, graffiti art, hairbands and bows, keyring making, crystal designs, ceramics and mosaics.
Several of the group enjoyed a weekly cookery workshops where they made a range of delicious meals.
At the start of the summer 24 young people had a great time on a trip to Blackpool.
Later in the season they headed out to The Edinburgh Dungeons, Blair Drummond Safari Park, bowling, Combat City, tubing and the cinema.
The group even managed two visits to Sky Studios in Livingston, where they made films about Pokémon Go and the dangers of drugs.
The final Monday hosted the end- of- year awards ceremony.
Young people who joined in with all the activities, had a good time and helped others were all rewarded.
Some of the sillier awards included human megaphone for noisiness and the surprising everyone by being on time award.
Finn McGill was declared the overall winner of the summer, receiving a gift token and the praise of all the staff.
He has also been declared one of the new P7 ambassadors, who are a small group of first years that will go in every Saturday to support the P6/ P7 group by helping with activities and calming any fears about secondary school.
The awards finished with pizza for everyone and a disco.
Universal Connections will continue with its evening and weekend programme and will also have lots of new activities to be announced soon.
Blackpool rocks The Universal Connections group enjoyed a trip to Blackpool