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The Gateway

The Gateway is a partnership project for families in Levenmouth.  Fife Gingerbread, Fife Council’s FaCST, Barnardo’s, Fife College, Fife Voluntary Action and Fife Rights Forum are core partners. We are funded by the Big Lottery to improve the futures of families where the eldest child is in primary school.


Family Learning is a central aspect of Gateway’s work.


Through cross-generational activities we encourage family members, including grandparents and older and younger siblings to take part in activities together – having fun, laughing, and enjoying each other’s company.


We provide programmes in local primary schools. These usually run at the end of the school day. We work with the schools to identify suitable spaces and possible activities taking account of what is already on offer in the school and the local area. In some schools where there is no suitable space we use other venues. Tutors are employed to run the activities or we buy in services from local organisations. Programmes vary in length and are generally targeted at the families of P1 (Primary 1) and P2 children.


In 2012-13 activities ranged from basic core skills to recreational and leisure activities, including physical activities, cooking and eating, arts and crafts, walking and nature/gardening.


We aim to introduce families to activities and materials which they can continue using in their own time at home or in the local area.



For further information please visit our website: www.gatewaylevenmouth.org.uk

or contact Sue Milne, Gateway Project Manger by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or tel: 01333 317030

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Feedback from Parents and Children:

"I didn’t think she would touch bugs but she has been in our back garden finding lots of things and bringing them into show me. She has really surprised me. I have enjoyed hearing all about the fun times she has had with her gran at the sessions."

"I really enjoyed learning about the different plants and trees that are in the Orchard. I have bought strawberry plants since coming along to the project."

"My mum says its ok if I get dirty, I really like using the forks to find worms."

"The tomatoes that I planted the first week have grown lots, I like watering them with the big watering can."

"Easier ways to explain how to do things.  Realised how you can make things in the home."

"I have realised having fun with arts and crafts doesn’t need to be expensive and is has given me some ideas I would not have thought about."

"I enjoyed the walking group as it is something I have never done with the children before but will now make an effort to do it."

"Co-ordinators have been great involving the kids."