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Fun Friday Acoustic Night

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Fun Friday’s kicked off last week with an open campfire acoustic music session. Musicians from all over came together to have a jam in a fun social environment.Kids loved playing in the space, chasing one another, hiding, playing tag and getting involved in activities. Whereas parents were able to chill & relax, listening to the crackle of the open fire as well as the wonderful music being produced, a chance to talk to neighbours, friends and maybe make some new.The aroma was Smokey with the BBQ being lit, burgers being flipped throughout the event. The atmosphere was great, people coming and going, socialising, talking and getting to know their community just that little bit better.

Beith Trust Holiday Camps

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Football Camp

3rd-7th July

A fun filled, week long camp, for ages 5 to 14 to learn new skills and develop existing ones with our tutor.  Friendly football games and a tournament towards the end of the week.  All players will receive a medal and certificate for their attendance and get the chance to have a question and answer session with a professional football player! AND there’s a day trip on Friday for a tour of Hampden Stadium.

Booking in advance essential, £50 for week (concessions available)

Tennis Camp

10th-14th July

A week of tennis coaching, learning new skills and developing existing skills, in a fun, relaxed and social environment. Daily tennis tournaments as well as Wimbledon being shown live. Certificates and medals for each child attending.Learning skills such as forehand backhand volleys, serve’s and trick shots.

Booking in advance essential – £8 per day, £35 week (concessions available)

Playscheme

31st Juy-4th August

Looking for a fun filled week of activities, sports, outdoor games, making friends and crafts to keep any chance of boredom at bay? Book now for our Summer Playschemes at the Astro and join us for a fab trip up to Sea Life Aquarium, Loch Lomond.

Booking in advance essential, £50 for week (concessions available)

Pamper, Prosecco & Cream Tea

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Don’t miss your chance for a real pick-me-up on Saturday.

The weekend is nearly here! Fancy a glass of prosecco and a cream tea with a friend in the sunshine?  Or maybe the chance to pick up a treatment, a gorgeous scarf or piece of jewellery, or a lovely scented candle.  We are hosting another Pamper Day at Geilsland, Beith on Saturday 20th May.  Following the success of the last Pamper event on Mother’s Day it is sure to be a busy day and so we are highly recommending that you book your space in advance to guarantee that you get the chance of a beauty treatment too.

As well as hair and nails, there will be flower essences as well as a chance to try out kinesiology with a qualified local therapist, which uses a range of gentle, yet effective techniques. Kinesiology is a non-invasive holistic energy therapy that combines the ancient principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with modern muscle monitoring techniques. Kinesiology uses muscle-testing techniques to gain an insight into the areas of stress and imbalance within the energy system.

We also have some fantastic craft stalls to check out too, including jewellery from Charlie Is My Darling, Safescents candles, Beautiful Bunting by Jennifer, Bumble Buttonz and Forever Living. The cakes and homebaking on offer proved very popular in March, all served on vintage tea ware, washed down with freshly brewed coffee and tea. Hopefully the sun will stick around so you can take a table outside and relax amongst the birdsong and beauty of the old school grounds, looked after by Beith Trust’s horticulture team of modern apprenticeships.

Tickets are £5 per person which includes a complimentary glass of prosecco and one beauty treatment.

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Bike & A Burger: 14/05/17

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Bike & A Burger 14/05/2017

A fresh Sunday morning in the heart of the Garnock valley, a warm summer like day with a gentle breeze. The sound of bicycle tyres on gravel and walk ways, the smell of burgers cooking slowly on the BBQ. The droning noise of the bouncy castle being inflated and the sound of people arriving. This was our Bike & a burger event.

With a constant steady flow of people coming and going throughout the day, engaging in  all the activities, giving feedback on cycle routes, answering cycling related questions and having their say on the cycle paths running through the Garnock valley.  Kids playing on the bouncy castle, jumping as high as they could, whizzing about the sports hall on the balance bikes, going over ramps and making personalised cycle themed badges at our craft corner, there were more than enough activities for the kids to participate and engage in throughout the day. The electric bikes are also always a hit proving popular with both adults and teens. With top speeds reaching 35mph, individuals were zooming around the Geilsland site all day. There was also a handy free bike MOT station with all bicycle mishaps dealt with on the day, from dodgy brakes to flat tyres the bike mechanic would soon have you on your way. The BBQ was flaming fantastic with burgers being flipped all day, the smoky BBQ aroma filled the site and everyone seemed happy, no one hungry and every one cycling!

So keep an eye out for the next Bike & A Burger event happening

11th June 11am-2pm Geilsland House, Beith

Bug Hotel

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What is a bug hotel, well it’s a place for bees, birds, beetles and other creatures to live or take shelter. As just like us, nature has a housing shortage.

Why build a bug house/hotel, well there are three good reasons, firstly for us all there is only so much you can learn in a classroom, through books, videos or TV.  To truly appreciate and understand nature you need to venture outside, use your senses and experience for yourself the wonder of nature. For as the naturalist and conservationist John Muir advocated experiencing and enjoying nature near and far means you are more likely to care and be an ‘active conservationist’.

Secondly in an age of immediacy a bug hotel/home teaches patience in its planning, construction and having to wait days, weeks or months to wait and see what creatures use it plus tweeting occurs outside not online. Read More

Corey Cup 2017

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Corey Cup 2017
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The Corey Cup is an annual school football tournament held in the Garnock Valley for children in P6&7. The tournament is in honour of young Corey Hamilton, who sadly passed away in 2013 after a battle with rhabdoid sarcoma, a kidney cancer aged just 9 years old.  Set up by Corey’s family and Beith Trust in 2014 the event is held annually on Corey’s birthday on 24 March and brings the Garnock Valley schools together in a friendly football competition where the teams compete to win the coveted cup and title.

The 4th annual Corey Cup was a fantastic competition with lots of fun and great football on display Beith Astroturf. The weather was unusually sunny which made the event even better and made it all the more fun for onlookers, parents and classmates to cheer their teams on! As ever the teams were split by organisers Beith Trust into play off groups, resulting with the two group winners playing in thesemi-finals, and then onto a final. Read More

Beith Cycles

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Sunday 12th March 11AM — 2PMSunday 12th March 11AM — 2PM Geilsland school, Beith KA15 1HD

Beith cycles is a new initative to encourage the people of Beith to get on their bikes! We want to find out what improvements you think could be made to support cycling and active travel in the area. The goal is to encourage people of all ages and abilities to travel by bike so come along, grab a burger and have your say!

  • Bouncy castle
  • Electric bikes
  • Balance bikes
  • cycle games
  • free bike MOT’S
  • FREE ADMISSION!

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Basic Cooking Course

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Every Wednesday morning we run an “elementary cooking skills course”.

We make starter’s, main course’s & deserts cooking from fresh. Ensuring safe use of kitchen knives, utensils, ovens, hobs and pots and pans. Basically learning to cook & be safe in the kitchen.

Our outcome is to increase basic food preparation skills and increase basic cooking  and presenting skills. Gain awareness of food safety and gain awareness of using safe and hygenic practise.

The course length is 6.5 hours and is certified by REHIS. (Royal enviromental health institute of scotland).

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Thu 25

Foodie Thursday: World Tour

May 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm