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School’s Out!

School’s Out is Big Hearts’ holiday club for local pupils facing social isolation.


Long school breaks can be challenging for vulnerable families.


To make a positive difference in South West Edinburgh, Big Hearts launched School’s Out! over the summer 2018 with one aim: helping isolated young people thrive outside school term.


Delivered in partnership with the teachers at Tynecastle High School, School’s Out! provides a free nutritious hot meal every day and a set of engaging activities during the summer holidays and the winter break. Activities include baking, arts & crafts, owls petting, football or music tuition.


From February 2024, two sessions will run each day:

Morning Session: For young people aged 4 to 8, from 10am – 12.30pm.

Afternoon Session: For young people aged 9 to 12, from 12.30pm – 3pm.


For more information contact heather.brown@bighearts.org.uk – 07824 637 460.


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Big Hearts is working with the schools in the Gorgie/Dalry area to identify pupils in P1 to S3 who could benefit from attending the project.


Schools’s Out has initiated new areas of work in tackling food poverty and social isolation during the longest schools holidays.


The initiative is funded by Edinburgh Council and the charity ‘Radio Forth Cash for Kids’.


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