Pulteneytown People’s Project Summer School
7th July 2006
Pulteneytown People’s Project Summer School will be running for three weeks from the 3rd – 21st of July at Wick High School from 9.00am – 5.00pm . The Summer School is open to children aged 5 – 14 years and offers affordable child care for working parents as well as fun filled days for any children who are looking for activities during the summer holidays.
Activities include a football tournament, pool competitions, skateboarding sessions, African drumming, circus skills, rugby, dance workshops, arts and crafts and many more. Geordie Splash spray painting workshops will take place on Monday afternoon 3rd and Tuesday morning 4th July. These workshops are delivered working in partnership with Casper Club, Castletown.
They have outings arranged around Caithness to Camster Cairns, Dunnet Forrest, a visit to Casper Club Castletown and an outing to Treats Club, Thurso, for the annual Out of School Clubs It’s a Knockout competition.
The summer school finishes on the 21st July with a full fun day trip to the Landmark activity centre at Carrbridge. There is an extra 50p charge for this outing.
Amalie Cormack MAASK team leader says that this is the fourth year of running our summer school and that all the kids have a great time meeting up with their friends as well as making new friends and learning new activities. In the past we have children attend from outlying areas as well as within the town.
The summer school costs £6.50 for a full day and £4.00 for a half day session. This cost includes all outings and a snack morning and afternoon but children must provide their own packed lunch.
If anyone requires further information or a copy of the programme, call Pulteneytown People’s Project on 606950 or Amalie Cormack on 07717001761 or email amalie.cormack[AT]btconnect.com alternatively pop into PPP offices at 41 Murchison street to pick up a registration form and copy of a programme.
Caithness Voluntary Group, in partnership with Pulteneytown People's Project and Thurso Community Development Trust have been awarded 183,296 to employ the four full-time development workers and a part-time co-ordinator. The 12-month project will employ, a community development worker for Wick will be employed by PPP and based at the Pulteney Centre, as will a childcare development worker.
Pulteneytown People's Project has been successful in securing Â£149,295 over the next 3 years from the BIG Lottery Community Led Activity. The funding will allow the organisation to continue to deliver existing activities and develop new ones within the community.
197 projects to tackle inequalities across Scotland. Caithness CAB and Pulteneytown People's Project are among the recipients of the grants.
Pulteneytown Peoples Project has secured Leader Funding to set up a new project called TARGET which has the objective of running a course targeting young adults who are currently seeking employment. Courses will also target young adults who are ready to leave school and need experience and information as to what they want to do in the future.
Pulteneytown People’s Project has recently launched its new website, www.pulteneytownpeoplesproject.com. PPP Chairperson, Grant Ramsay explained, "PPP Directors and staff hosted a series of open days and presentations over the last year and it came to light that there were still areas of the community who were unaware of the services offered by PPP, or that these services extend to areas outside Wick.
Run by Colin Stewart. Tel 01955 606950.
Pulteneytown People’s Project have a busy few months ahead of us, with the opening of Wick Training Centre. We have a newly appointed Learning Co-ordinator, Donnie Sinclair, who will be responsible for the setting up of the centre and delivery of training courses.
The Community centre which was described as partly a regeneration centre was given the go ahead after site inspection today in Wick. 8 councillors attended and there were no dissenting voices.
Another of the many events on in Caithness on Saturday. The PPP Fun Day is getting bigger each year.
A new fund aimed at assisting regeneration of the Pulteneytown area of Wick will help see fifteen local people trained over the next three months (October to December) in the 'Principles of Retail'. A ten week course has been set up by North Highland College with Scottish Executive Community Regeneration Funding, and targeted primarily at unemployed people living in the Pulteneytown area of Wick.
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