Conservation fun and games on offer for Carrick youngsters

ACADEMY-aged children in Carrick are being urged to go green-fingered and join in with summer conservation activities.

The Conservation Volunteers are running a programme of activities for young people every Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm during the holidays (10 July-14 August). The packed programme includes scavenger hunts, games and the chance to learn new skills like building hedgehog homes, growing vegetables and using different tools.

The group will meet every Tuesday outside Girvan Academy, all the activities are free, and some even include prizes! Tools, equipment, refreshments and protective clothing are all supplied.

Lisa Ferguson, Volunteer Development Officer, said “The summer programme offers young people in Girvan something different to do on a Tuesday afternoon; as well as the fun and games we are offering the chance to learn practical skills such as building nesting boxes. Learning new practical skills and volunteering looks great on CVs and is perfect for the Duke of Edinburgh Award.”

The summer programme is part of a two year project funded by William Grant & Sons, under which The Conservation Volunteers will work with Girvan Academy to improve the school grounds while teaching pupils new skills and gaining them accreditation.

For more information please contact Lisa Ferguson on 01292 525178 or email