Youngsters invited to chill at Penicuik Y

Alba Rozal�n (right) and Marie Clair Munro, who delivers the drama group at Penicuik YMCA

Alba Rozal�n (right) and Marie Clair Munro, who delivers the drama group at Penicuik YMCA

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Penicuik YMCA/YWCA is calling on young people to come and join in a wide range of activities as part of its expanding programme which it is developing with local high schools.

With a new youth worker Alba Rozalén based at the Penicuik Y, young people are being encouraged to come and find out more about the boys’ club, girls’ club and drama groups that are being held at the centre.

Penicuik Y is also building on its affiliation with the Scottish YWCA to develop a safer spaces project for girls and young women, which it hopes to roll out in the near future in partnership with local high schools, and will be launching a new youth space drop-in.

The Y will be launching a new youth space drop-in on Tuesday, June 14 at 6.30pm. The youth space is designed for young people of secondary school age and will offer a space to chill, group activities, promoting equalities and much more. Further information will be disseminated through schools.

The boys’ club meets each Monday evening and is aimed at boys in P5 to S1, while the girls’ clubs meet on a Tuesday and Wednesday evening. The two drama groups meet on a Thursday evening, with separate junior and senior young people’s sessions.

Alba Rozalén said: “We have a great range of activities on at the Penicuik Y that is aimed at and designed by young people. Young people can just drop in and take part in activities from drama to arts and crafts to football. We really want to encourage boys and girls from Penicuik and beyond to come and join in the great range of activities we have on each evening.”

Claire Gillies, CEO at Penicuik Y, added: “Penicuik Y continues to go from strength to strength and we are delighted to be expanding our youth work. We hope to build on the great partnership activity we have developed with local high schools, which we hope will include a safer spaces project as part of the Y-Girls scheme developed by the Scottish YWCA.”