A scheme aiming to keep children active during the school summer holidays has been launched in Aberdeen.
For a six-week period starting on Monday, youngsters will be able to join in with free activities such as street dancing, boxing skills and BMX bike riding at five locations across the city.
Children can learn new skills, make friends and get coaching in a wide range of sports and activities.
The Extreme Summer project is being led by staff from the Transition Extreme sports centre and is being backed by police as a way of reducing antisocial behaviour in the school holidays.
“We often hear from young people who get caught up in antisocial behaviour during the holidays that they were bored and had nothing else to do,” Amanda Montgomery, a police early intevention worker said.
She added: “The reality is there are many activities available to young people out there which are free, fun and that teach them new skills.
“Extreme Summer gives young people something exciting and enjoyable to get involved in, with expert coaches on hand to provide coaching and mentoring.
“It’s a fantastic alternative to hanging about in parks or on the street, or sitting inside playing computer games.
“It gives you a place to go with friends and the potential to meet new ones.”
Transition Extreme project co-ordinator Linzi Harrow said: “Last year’s Extreme Summer project was so successful we had to adapt our sessions towards the volume of young people we had.
“We’re really excited this year to be expanding to five locations – the biggest we’ve ever had.
“We’re hoping the variety of activities on offer will engage young people. There will be outdoor games, dance, football, skateboarding and BMXing.”
From Saturdayto August 17, the sessions will be at Torry Skatepark from 6pm on Mondays, Tesco Woodend from 5.30pm on Tuesdays, Kincorth Skatepart from 5.30pm on Wednesdays, Northfield Skatepark from 5.30pm on Thursdays and Bridge of Don Skatepark from 5.30pm on Fridays.
Visit facebook.com/transitionextremesports for more information.