Thousands spend their summer with Street Stuff

Thousands spend their summer with Street Stuff

Record numbers of young people joined in the summer fun as more than 6000 took part in summer clubs run by Renfrewshire’s award-winning Street Stuff programme.

The six-week programme saw 6236 young people take part at a range of venues across Renfrewshire, with football, dance, gaming and DJ workshops just some of the activities on offer.

Sessions held in the afternoon included a healthy meal to ensure the young people are fuelled up to take part and more than 3300 were provided over the six weeks.
The activities are designed to encourage an active lifestyle and aim to divert young people out of trouble and into positive destinations.

More than 80% of the sessional staff have come through the programme having originally been attendees and are now helping to deliver the activities to the next generation of younger people.

Street Stuff coach, Mark King, said: “The motivation for me comes from attending the programme from a young age myself, I know how much an impact the programme has made for me so if I can help make the impact on the participants lives I would take the opportunity every time.”

“My favourite part of Street Stuff camps is just seeing the smile on the participants faces either that coming from scoring a goal or just having fun in general. When I see them smile it makes all the hard moments worth it.”


The programme will celebrate its 10th birthday next year and young people attending were asked for their opinions on how to best mark the occasion.

Councillor Marie McGurk, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Communities, Housing and Planning Policy Board, said: “The Street Stuff programme continues to go from strength to strength and I’m delighted to see the record numbers attending the summer clubs this year.

“The programme is providing young people with a place to escape, to make friends and become fitter and healthier.

“Without school to keep them busy, it is important that we provide engaging activities to keep them active over the summer and they certainly took advantage of this over the six weeks.

“The programme continues all year round however so we hope young people who enjoyed the clubs over the summer will check out the timetable and come back time and again.”


Street Stuff is a diversionary project run in partnership between Renfrewshire Council, Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Engage Renfrewshire and St Mirren Football Club.

The programme began in 2009 in Renfrewshire contributing to a reduction in youth disorder and anti-social behaviour by 75 per cent over the first five years with a sustained reduction of 65 per cent.

For further information, visit www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/streetstuff.

Last Updated: 28 August 2018 16:28

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