Skool Is Out at Barclay Viewforth offers after school care for primary 1-3 children from schools within the local community. The club is situated adjacent to the Meadows’ park, within close proximity to bus services into the city centre.
Skool Is Out is registered to take 90 children at the premises, spread across three different rooms – Bruntsfield Hall, Chalmers Hall and Lauriston Room. The upper Bruntsfield Hall provides a spacious, warm and bright hall and is the largest of the 3 rooms we utilise, with a capacity of up to 65 children. We can also access the excellent kitchen facilities for the preparation of snack, and this space allows your children the perfect opportunity to participate in baking activities. The Lauriston room downstairs is ideal for art activities, as well as being a perfect space to offer additional classes, workshops and one-off projects. At the beginning of each new school session a dedicated space is set aside for our new primary 1 children when they commence after school club, providing them with their own space to assist them in settling into this new environment.
Throughout the year we slowly integrate all the age groups together, with some of our primary 3 and 4 children often keen to help out in the primary 1 room. With the Meadows and Bruntsfield Links on our doorstep, children are able to enjoy fresh air and exercise each day (weather permitting!). The staff endeavour to take the children out daily to Tollcross Play Park – less than 5 minutes walk from the premises – making it an ideal location for physical and outdoor play and sports activities.
On a Friday our two clubs (P1-3 & P4-7) merge and children from primary 1 through 7 gather together at our Barclay Viewforth Centre.
We collect children from a number of schools in the local area. Your children are met at their respective schools by our dedicated staff and are escorted safely via ‘Walking Bus’ to the venue. All of our staff wear fluorescent orange tabards making them clearly visible to the children, and we have designated collection points within each of the busy school playgrounds to ensure children know where to go to be collected (primary 1 children will always be collected from within the schools for increased safety and security). All children up to P3 are also required to wear fluorescent tabards, ensuring they are safe, identifiable and visible at all times.