Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser

Club 365 to run for kids during winter holidays


North Lanarkshir­e Council’s groundbrea­king free lunch and activities programme will run at 18 venues during the winter holidays.

Club 365 provides the meals and activities at weekends and holidays for primary pupils who are entitled to free school meals.

Sessions run daily from 11.30am to 1.30pm (including weekends) and there’s no need to book.

Councillor Frank Mcnally, convener of education, said:“the festive period in particular puts families under an enormous amount of strain.

“This is made all the harder with the current rise in the costs of living and the increase in fuel bills.

“Our Club 365 programme is proving to be a lifeline for so many families and I am proud of the positive difference it is making.”

Club 365 will be running on 10 days at 18 venues during the winter holidays for primary pupils who are entitled to free school meals.

On the four days that the hubs are closed, January 1-4, all primary children entitled to free school meals will receive a Club 365 payment of £2.50 per day.

Parents/carers of eligible primary pupils have received a £20 payment in addition to the Scottish Government’s Free School Meal payment of £30.

This means that eligible parents and carers received a one-off payment of £50 in their bank accounts.

The venues across North Lanarkshir­e are: Airdrie – St Mary’s Primary and St Dominic’s Primary.

Coatbridge – St Augustine’s Primary and Old Monkland Primary.

Chryston – Chryston High.

Wishaw – Berryhill Primary, Orchard Primary and Made4u in MLR.

Shotts – Getting Better Together. Motherwell – St Bernadette’s Primary, Brannock High, Fir Park Stadium and Braidhurst High.

Bellshill – Sacred Heart Primary. Cumbernaul­d – Abronhill Primary and Carbrain Primary.

Kilsyth – Kilsyth Primary.

And Viewpark – St John Paul II Primary.

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