NORTH Ayrshire Council’s highly-acclaimed holiday school meal programme returns during the October break.

Fresh from the recordbreaking summer – which saw an incredible 13,500 meals served up over six weeks – the brilliant service will again cater for primary pupils across North Ayrshire.

Starting next Monday, October 16 the initiative will run until Friday, 20 October, providing three-course lunches for everyone who attends.

As well as providing a nutritious meal, an hour of physical activity will be provided during the sessions to allow the children to have fun and a run around with their friends – ensuring they stay fit and active outwith the school term.

The Fullarton Community Hub will be operating the service, along with ACES Woodwynd Community Centre in Kilwinning, Pryde in Pennyburn and the Vineburgh Community Centre.

All will serve up lunches and put on an hour of activities.

Dalry Primary, Dreghorn Primary, Elderbank, Hayocks Primary, Mayfield Primary and St Bridget’s will all open their doors over the five days.

In addition, the North Ayrshire Foodbank, via the Church of the Nazarene in Ardrossan and Ardeer Community Centre in Stevenston, also provides the service.

The holiday school meal lunches cost just £2 – activities are free - but are available for free to children entitled to free school meals.

Activities take place from 11.30am-12.30pm and lunches are served from 12.30-1pm.