East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure (ERCL) has launched its six-week holiday programme for youngsters.

The ‘Summer of Fun’ will include everything from drama courses to activity camps.

It will run from July 4 to August 12 at various venues across the local area.

An ‘All Star’ activity camp will take place at Barrhead High School, involving a range of sports.

These will conclude with ERCL’s 2022 Celebration Games, where participants will compete in a variety of challenges.

Anthony McReavy, of ERCL, told the Barrhead News: “Our holiday programme is back to full strength this year and our staff can’t wait to welcome everyone along.

“We are bringing back popular camps including Time Travellers arts and drama and Play in a Week drama, as well as sports and activity camps and lots of water activities.

“The camps and classes are sure to keep the kids entertained as they learn skills and make new friends.”

East Renfrewshire Libraries is also adding to the fun with a Gadgeteers summer reading challenge.

Celebrating the key role of the imagination in both reading and the sciences, it will launch on June 25 with STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) events.

Scott Simpson, head of libraries and information services at ERCL, said: “Developed in partnership with the Science Museum Group, the 2022 Summer Reading Challenge will show children that science is around us every day and inspire them to unleash their curiosity and creativity.

“Our challenge will be set in a fictional summer holiday club where our young innovators, or Gadgeteers, will come together to use creative thinking and teamwork to plan the best ever party for the town’s celebratory summer fair.”

To find out more, visit ercultureandleisure.org/sports-arts/summer-of-fun.

If you have any queries about booking holiday camps, email SportsAdmin@ercultureandleisure.org.