THE council’s award-winning holiday school meals service returns over the summer break.

Lunches will be served throughout the summer holidays at a number of locations right across the council area.

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.

Councillor Jim Montgomerie, Cabinet Member for Place, said: “We are very proud of this scheme and delighted it has helped so many families since it was introduced a number of years ago.

“It has evolved over the years with more community groups getting involved and it really is going from strength to strength.

“We are a child-centred council and the holiday scheme underlines our absolute commitment to putting children first. It is having a positive impact on our young people.”

The lunch and activity programme will run in schools on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from July 2 until August 10. Lunch will be served from 12.30pm – 1pm and we will also be providing free activities from 11.30am – 12.30pm.

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

The programme will run five days a week at Woodwynd and Playz ,while at the Fullarton Community Hub the scheme will run from July 3 - 6 July, August 1 - 3 and 8 - 10.

At Vineburgh Community Centre it will run on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays right through from July 2 until August 10.

All pupils can access the service at the school or community centre closest to them and it will cost just £2 - or is free to those who are entitled to free school meals.

The following schools/locations will be taking part in the initiative:

Dreghorn Primary School Pupils who can attend: Dreghorn & Springside Primary Schools

• Erskine Church Pupils who can attend: Blacklands, Corsehill, and St Winning’s Primary Schools

• Elderbank Primary School Pupils who can attend: Elderbank & St John Ogilvie Primary Schools

• Fullarton Community Hub: Pupils who can attend: Loudon Montgomery Primary and Glebe Primary

• The Playz Pupils who can attend: All Kilwinning Primary Schools

• Vineburgh Community Centre– Pupils who can attend: Castlepark Primary, St Mark’s Primary, Woodlands Primary

• Woodwynd Community Centre – all Kilwinning Primaries Pupils can simply turn up at the school or community centre in time for lunch.