Like a rolling stone
New project among summer activities
A Rutherglen and Cambuslang charity is hoping to encourage local youngsters to make more use of the area’s green space over the summer.
Project 31 have unveiled the details of their summer programme of events.
More than 80 sessions will take place over the coming months, while the group is launching their Summer Stone project too.
This will see hundreds of handpainted stones hidden in parks, grassy areas and community gardens.
Project 31’s Lorna Bamford said: “The idea came from a gift my own son received from a friend.
“He had found a stone which looked exactly like our dog and passed it on to my son for his birthday.
“It’s now a treasured possession and led to lots of stone hunting to see what else could be found.
“We thought this was a fantastic way to get people out in their local area, perhaps exploring places they haven’t been, meeting new people and possibly discovering a stone lovingly painted by one of our staff or volunteers.
“It’s like a super low- tech Pokemon Go but we hope it will encourage people to be out and active over the school summer holidays.”
Stones will start to be hidden from the first day of the school holidays and Project 31 will encourage stone finders to share their discoveries through social media not only to celebrate their discoveries but also to tip others off to where stones may be hidden.
The group have also announced details of their summer fun programme.
Activities are suitable for children aged 0-12 years and this summer’s weekly themes include school’s out for summer; superheroes; reduce, re-use, recycle; love your park; there’s no business like show business and pirates and princesses.
New for this summer is the addition of the project’s ever popular forest school for Kids sessions which normally take place on Saturdays.
Lorna added: ‘We’re so looking forward to another fun packed summer in Cambuslang and Rutherglen.
“We’ll be doing everything from raising butterflies to performing with puppets in the Cambuslang Park amphitheatre.
“The summer is such a great time for children, friends and families to make memories that last a lifetime and there are lots of opportunities within our holiday programme to do that.
“As always our activities are totally free of charge making them accessible to all so we’re hoping to see lots of new families coming along as well as lots of our regular Project 31 friends.”
More information can be found by visiting Project 31’s Facebook page or by phoning 0141 643 2232.
Summer Fun The Project 31 group at a previous event