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Young people celebrate Building Positive Futures

 26 June 2015  |  


Councillor Margaret Toner joined in the celebrations as young people celebrated Building Positive Futures

Councillor Margaret Toner joined in the celebrations as young people celebrated Building Positive Futures

A group of 34 South Ayrshire Council pupils have been learning about healthy choices, new life skills and enjoying new experiences as part of the Building Positive Futures programme. 

The P5 to P7 pupils from Ayr Grammar, Braehead, Dalmilling, Forehill, Newton and St John's Primary Schools have successfully completed the Building Positive Futures programme which is led by South Ayrshire Council's Community Learning and Development team. 

To mark their achievement the young people were presented with awards at a ceremony at Forehill Primary School, Ayr. 

The group all met once a week and through a range of activities learned or improved their team building, social skills, understanding of others, responsibility, citizenship, and skills which would help them to make sensible and reasonable life choices now and in the future. The programme also encouraged the parents or carers of the participants to become more involved in school activities. 

Councillor Margaret Toner, Lifelong Learning Portfolio Holder for the Council presented the awards, she said: "The Building Positive Futures programme has made a real difference to the lives of these young people and will continue to do so for years to come. 

"This inter-agency programme has been specifically designed for pupils who need additional support to take part in a range of activities and to help them achieve the outcomes of the Curriculum for Excellence. Through a range of different activities, the programme encourages them to learn new life skills, improve their existing ones and give them more choices in the future." 

Guests at the celebration event heard from some of the participants how they enjoyed the programme and teachers talked about the changes and success of the young people. 

The Building Positive Futures Programme is delivered by the Council, Ayr Housing Aid Centre working in partnership with Girvan Community Garden, Domino's Pizza, Tesco, Scottish Fire and Rescue and Police Scotland.

 

 

 

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