New pro­gramme for pre-school­ers

Arts, cul­ture and ex­er­cise mem­ber­ship

East Kilbride News - - CLUB NEWS - An­drea Lam­brou

Pre-school­ers in East Kil­bride and Avon­dale look set to ben­e­fit from an in­no­va­tive arts, cul­ture and ex­er­cise mem­ber­ship.

Tiny ACE has been de­signed to mir­ror the hugely suc­cess­ful ACE pro­gramme for school-aged chil­dren, de­vel­oped by South La­nark­shire Leisure and Cul­ture (SLLC) five years ago.

It of­fers tots the chance to take part in more than 50 classes and ac­tiv­i­ties in li­braries and leisure cen­tre across the lo­cal author­ity area for £16.50 a month. Also in­cluded is: Gen­eral swim­ming at a choice of nine swim­ming pools; Crèches; Gen­eral skate ses­sions at East Kil­bride Ice Rink (Mon­day to Fri­day); Li­braries; Calder­glen Zoo; Ten per cent dis­count on a range of birth­day party pack­ages (re­stric­tions may ap­ply).

SLLC chair, Coun­cil­lor David Wat­son, said: “Tiny Ace has been de­signed to en­able chil­dren to ex­plore and dis­cover a range of ac­tiv­i­ties to help de­velop their cre­ativ­ity, speech, so­cial and mo­tor skills and en­cour­ag­ing them to de­velop an ac­tive mind and body.”

All of the Tiny ACE ac­tiv­i­ties can be found in a brochure which can be picked up from SLLC venues or ac­cessed at www. slleisure­and­cul­

Each ac­tiv­ity can be ac­cessed on a pay-as-you-go ba­sis as well as through the Tiny ACE mem­ber­ship scheme.

Ac­tiv­i­ties in the new pro­gramme are suit­able for a range of age groups from birth to pri­mary one and in­clude baby mas­sage, cel­e­bra­tion club, cy­ber­tots, football, gym­nas­tics, lit­tle Pi­cas­sos, mini mu­sic mak­ers, splash, rhyme and story time, tod­dler yoga, wee sci­en­tist, ‘when I grow up I’m go­ing to be’ and zoo tots.

Ace ini­tia­tive Coun­cil­lor David Wat­son, SLLC gen­eral man­ager SLLC Gerry Camp­bell, baby Max Lan­non with sis­ter Grace on bike and baby Ol­lie Adam at the Tiny ACE launch day with mas­cot Scorch

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