Sport for All

East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure, Sport For All (Mar – Jun 19) programme is now available for booking. To view all of our activities, please click on the following link; Sport for All Mar – Jun 19

Already registered for our activities – you can book and pay here.

Alternatively, you can book over the phone by calling 0141 577 3008 Mon – Fri 8:45am – 4:45pm.

If you have any enquiries please contact us at

Parent Research

 “Does your child have a long term medical condition? Then researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University would like to hear from you.  They are looking to interview parents about their experiences of looking after a child with ongoing health needs. If you could spare an hour of your time please email Kirsty at For more information please visit

Read Aloud Launch

Read Aloud is a month of events to increase awareness of Reading Recovery and allow all those children who have been participating an opportunity to celebrate their achievements in literacy and become role models for others.

To celebrate the launch of Read Aloud, St. Mark’s pupils attended  a very special event at the Barrhead Foundry Library today with important guests and lots of children from across East Renfrewshire schools.


The children’s challenge this week is to read at least 20 book as ….


This was kicked off by the children reading their favourite books to each other!

Next week we will  attend the Barrhead Foundry Library again on Wednesday 20th of February, 9.30am to read to David Currie from the BBC.

On Thursday 21st of February, we will read to the children of Arthurlie Family Centre at 10am

And to close our week, we would like to invite any parents/carers into our family room on Friday 22nd February at 2.45pm for tea, biscuit and a good read!


Free Swimming Lessons at the Foundry

Free Swimming Lessons

from ages 5 to 12

These free lessons will be taught by probationary teachers, hoping to pass their swimming qualification and become qualified swimming instructors and gain employment with ERCLT.

If interested, simply come along to the  Barrhead Foundry and register (You do not need to be already attending swimming lessons)


Please see all the dates for lessons below:

24/02/2019                                  Sun 1.00-1.30 24/02/2019                                  Sun 1.30-2.00 24/02/2019                                  Sun 2.00-2.30 24/02/2019                                  Sun 2.30-3.00
09/03/2019                                  Sat 10.00-10.30 09/03/2019                                  Sat 10.30-11.00 09/03/2019                                  Sat 11.00-11.30 09/03/2019                                  Sat 11.30-12.00
10/03/19                                  Sun 1.00-1.30 10/03/19                                  Sun 1.30-2.00 10/03/19                                  Sun 2.00-2.30 10/03/19                                  Sun 2.30-3.00
16/03/19                                  Sat 10.00-10.30 16/03/19                                  Sat 10.30-11.00 16/03/19                                  Sat 11.00-11.30 16/03/19                                  Sat 11.30-12.00
17/03/19                                  Sun 1.00-1.30 17/03/19                                  Sun 1.30-2.00 17/03/19                                  Sun 2.00-2.30 17/03/19                                  Sun 2.30-3.00
30/03/19                                  Sat 10.00-10.30 30/03/19                                  Sat 10.30-11.00 30/03/19                                  Sat 11.00-11.30 30/03/19                                  Sat 11.30-12.00
31/03/19                                  Sun 1.00-1.30 31/03/19                                  Sun 1.30-2.00 31/03/19                                  Sun 2.00-2.30 31/03/19                                  Sun 2.30-3.00



Read, Write, Count

Has your child received a P2 or P3 Read Write Count bag this autumn/winter?

Please let us know what you thought by filling out the Parent survey:

The prize draw for parents is a personal Read Write Count GOODIE BAG filled with books, games and activities for all the family to enjoy.


The deadline to complete this is Monday 4 March 2019.


Families Outside Conversation Café

Families Outside invite you to come along and chat with us about creating a new peer support group for children, young people and their parents/ carers affected by imprisonment or the criminal justice system.

Where? VOX Liminus, The Music Shop, 217 Gallowgate, Glasgow, G1 5DX

  When? Thursday 24th January 2019 , 4.30pm                                                                       (snacks & refreshments will be provided)

How? If you would like to attend please contact: Tracey Burns – 07384469640

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