A THREE TOWNS community centre is offering to print any schoolwork to help families in the area without such facilities.

Ardrossan Whitlees Community Centre are delivering the service from 9am-3pm every weekday.

All residents have to do is email work handed out by schools to julianagray1971@gmail.com and the centre will then print it out and email back with a collection time with a desk located at the front of the building to ensure social distancing.

The centre does not provide school work but can print it out if emailed. 

It comes as schools across the country remain shut until at least February due to the coronavirus pandemic with fears that the attainment gap will grow.  

Centre coordinator Julie Gray told the Herald: “We are in the heart of the Ardrossan school area and we had been giving out breakfast bags to the kids at Stanley and St Peter’s but that has stopped with the schools being shut.

“We knew some of them were not getting breakfast and we knew a lot would not be able to do work in their homes and would not have the facilities.

“Last night we thought what can we do to help them and we came up with the idea of printing work off for them.

“We know a lot of people are struggling so for us it’s just about trying to keep children on track during these challenging times and making use of the facilities we have.

"We want to keep the community’s spirit up.”