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PICS: Outdoors is The Place to be for Alness youngsters


By Gregor White

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Children enjoyed the bouncy castle. Picture: Callum Mackay
Children enjoyed the bouncy castle. Picture: Callum Mackay

Children in Alness might need a rest after three packed weeks of outdoor fun.

The Place offered local youngsters a range of fun things to do with visits from local strongman Tom Stoltman and Lord Lieutenant Joanie Whiteford alongside bushcraft skills, dance lessons and wildlife visits.

A spokesperson for the group said: “We have had many great workshops such as gymnastics, pond dipping, crafts, beastie hunts, games, campfires, water fights, drumming, bouncy castles, bath bombs, dancing, and exotic animals!

“We have had over 90 youngsters a day supported and led by 24 young leaders.

“The majority of our youth workers were ‘pinged’ early on and were in isolation and our priority was to keep our youngsters safe, so with regular lateral flow tests our young leaders stepped up to the plate and with our youngsters in bubbles of Monkeys, Lions, Tigers and Elephants, we were able to keep our playscheme safe.

“Each day we were met with smiling faces and youngsters up for anything, which gave us such a boost when we were almost on our knees by the end of the three weeks!”

Archie Robson, Ethan Howie and Joshua Cheeseman. Picture: Callum Mackay
Archie Robson, Ethan Howie and Joshua Cheeseman. Picture: Callum Mackay
Jayden Timmine. Picture: Callum Mackay
Jayden Timmine. Picture: Callum Mackay
Bath bomb makers with their certificates. Picture: Callum Mackay
Bath bomb makers with their certificates. Picture: Callum Mackay
Kelvin Urquhart and Keian Cim. Picture: Callum Mackay
Kelvin Urquhart and Keian Cim. Picture: Callum Mackay
Archie Robson. Picture: Callum Mackay
Archie Robson. Picture: Callum Mackay
Omar Ali. Picture: Callum Mackay
Omar Ali. Picture: Callum Mackay
Bushcraft session. Picture: Callum Mackay
Bushcraft session. Picture: Callum Mackay
James Cochrane. Picture: Callum Mackay
James Cochrane. Picture: Callum Mackay

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