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Ten years of street play scheme in Glasgow's east end
PEEK group
PEEK runs play sessions at eight sites in Glasgow

A project established in the east end of Glasgow to encourage children to play safely in the street marks its tenth anniversary over the weekend.

Possibilities East End Kids (PEEK) was established in the Gallowgate in October 2000.

Since then the scheme has grown to cover the Calton area of the city with 300 children and 70 young people benefitting from the programme each week.

Street play wardens organise free arts and leisure activities for those between the ages of five and 25 in the area.

Turn lives around

Chair of PEEK, Karen Craig, said: "We started small but we now run around 30 street play sessions a month across eight sites in the east end of the city.

"Through getting children and young people involved in play sessions and volunteering, we've helped to turn the lives around of many youngsters who come from various family backgrounds in a deprived part of the city."

A community fun day is being held on Friday 15 October at PEEK's offices in David Street. A showcase will be held on Sunday 17 October for sponsors and those who have supported the project.

Since its inception, the award-winning scheme has helped over 850 children and young people.

Some go on to be trained as arts workers and street play rangers when they are older.




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