Scottish Parliament recognises Afty’s achievements

Sandra White MSP

The Afty’s 25th anniversary and award of Achieving Quality Scotland’s Gold Star for Excellence has been celebrated by the Scottish Parliament thanks to a motion from local MSP Sandra White.

She told the Club: “The Afty has played a vital role in our community in providing children with development, support, and entertainment, and I am pleased to see the Club go from strength to strength over these years. I wish the Club all the best for the future.”

Ms White moved:

  • That the Parliament congratulates the Hyndland After School Club, known affectionately as “the Afty”, on its 25th anniversary;
  • understands that the club has grown substantially from 24 places at its launch in 1992 to over 106 places, alongside the running of successful clubs at Thornwood and Notre Dame primary schools;
  • understands that “the Afty” provides a wide range of activities and developmental opportunities across the year, providing much-loved entertainment and support to its children;
  • notes that it became a not- for-profit company limited by guarantee and a registered charity in November 2001;
  • further notes that it holds a gold star for excellence in the Scottish Out of School Network’s Achieving Quality Scotland scheme, and wishes all involved with it the best for another 25 years of success.