Searching for stars

YOUNGSTERS will be gearing themselves to show off what they can do.

A Young Scotland’s Got Talent roadshow is due to take place at Orchardhill church in Giffnock on April 21.

The event centres on finding young people with talent among those with learning difficulties and ones on the autistic spectrum who want to work after they have left school or college, and those who have already left.

Norma Curran, co-ordinator of Values Into Action Scotland, said: “Young Scotland’s Got Talent is a truly inspirational showcase of the fantastic attributes of young people with learning difficulties and individuals on the autistic spectrum. YSGT East Renfrewshire will be our sixth Scottish event and we are delighted to have the opportunity to bring our successful formula to East Renfrewshire.

“A significant element of YSGT is partnership working and Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability and Values Int oAction Scotland are delighted to be working with Give Me A Chance to offer this opportunity to the East Renfrewshire community.

“Our events show just what these fabulous young people can achieve with the right help and support.

“One of the most memorable elements is a fashion show with a difference.

“Young people with learning difficulties and individuals on the autistic spectrum model their work clothes and tell the audience why having a paid job is important to them.

“This part of the event is always a show stealer and we can’t wait to hear the message of the young working disabled population of East Renfrewshire.

“Although this will be of particular interest to young people with learning difficulties; individuals on the autistic spectrum and their families, it is equally of interest to the wider community of East Renfrewshire including local residents; employers; service providers and politicians.

“We promise you that you will have a day to remember and one that will inspire you for many years to come”.

Families, people interested in this subject or professionals working in the field are also welcome to strut their stuff, though priority will be given to young folk and their families.

The Giffnock event is the latest in a series that have been happening across the country.