Summer 2020

Achievement Bute has an action-packed programme of online activities planned for the summer school holidays! We will be posting activities every day from Monday to Saturday throughout the summer. Absolutely all of these activities are free, but a number of the sessions (which involve online Zoom groups) have limited numbers and may require pre-registration. Check out the activities below for more information and how (if required) to book your place!

'Dens Days' (Mondays)'

Every Monday at 11am we will be broadcasting our “Dens Days” videos on our Social Media channels, in which our team of intrepid Virtual Volunteers will be giving helpful hints about den-building both indoors and outdoors. As well as demonstrating fun activities and setting challenges for you to try at home we even have limited supplies of FREE Dens Packs of useful bits and bobs to help you create your den if you don’t have much stuff lying around at home. The Dens Packs will be delivered to your door on a first come first served basis.

  • Limited Places: No
  • Registration Required: No, but recommended if sharing content for use in our weekly videos and required in order to receive Free Dens Pack
  • Where to find content: Facebook, Twitter & Instagram
  • How to enquire about Free Dens Pack: WhatsApp (01700 505558), info@achievementbute.org.uk or Facebook

'Emma's Arty Art Show' (Tuesdays)'

Every Tuesday at 4pm one of our talented youngsters Emma McDade will present her own Arty Art Show, using simple items you have at home. However, if you need some additional art materials just contact us for an Art Pack.

  • Limited Places: No
  • Registration Required: No, but recommended if sharing content for use in our weekly videos and required in order to receive Free Art Pack
  • Where to find content: Facebook, Twitter & Instagram
  • How to enquire about Free Art Pack: WhatsApp (01700 505558), info@achievementbute.org.uk or Facebook

'Gone Viral' (Wednesdays)'

Our Jumping off the Stage project has “Gone Viral” and we are making a short fantasy film which has been scripted based on ideas generated by children on Bute during the lockdown. This project is for children aged 6-13 and will involve learning lines, taking part in rehearsals using Zoom, and being filmed by someone in your own household and sending in clips to be edited by us. Children must register with Achievement Bute to participate and places are limited, so don’t delay, sign up today!

'The Sound of Summer' (Thursdays)'

If you love Musicals, then join us for a one-of-a-kind, brand new singing project every Thursday this Summer! Sing through Broadway Hits from Wicked and Mamma Mia to Disney, all from the comfort of your own home! Work alongside the Directors of Strathclyde University’s Musical Theatre Society as well as some very talented local musicians! Connect with friends via zoom for weekly catch-ups and grow in confidence singing some of your favourite songs! If you are between the ages of 8-18 years old then sign up for some fun free music making, no experience necessary.

'Youth Club' (Fridays)'

Friday night is Youth Club Night, coronavirus or no coronavirus. Places in our Virtual Youth Club are limited to those of secondary school age, who must be registered with Achievement Bute. The sessions take place between 7pm and 9pm and include quizzes, games and other activities chosen by participants.

'Bute Heritage Hunt' (Saturdays)'

On Saturdays Local Archaeologist Paul Duffy and his Research Assistant Zander Paterson will be answering the questions you have about archaeology, heritage and the past on Bute. This is a fun family project that will encourage you to get out and about and discover things you never knew about the island’s history. There will be challenges, and prizes! Check out the introductory video (above) to find out how you can get involved and tune in to our YouTube channel (will be shared across Social Media platforms) every Saturday (from 18th July to 8th August 2020) to see if Paul and Zander have picked your question to answer!