Tour new Acad­emy

Ayrshire Post - - MAYBOLE NEWS - Char­lene Ben­nie

Ayr Acad­emy are giv­ing the sur­round­ing com­mu­nity the chance to see the brand- new £ 25m school up close on Satur­day.

Work be­gan on the school at Craigie Es­tate in Jan­uary 2016 and it opened to pupils in Au­gust.

The for­mer Acad­emy build­ing opened in 1880. Its re­place­ment has space for up to 1000 pupils with two learn­ing plazas, two gyms, a multi- use hall, sports pitches and a fit­ness room.

South Ayr­shire Coun­cil’s port­fo­lio holder for life­long learn­ing, Wil­liam Grant, said that the new fa­cil­ity hopes that there will be a high turnout on Satur­day.

He said: “As well as trans­form­ing ed­u­ca­tion for gen­er­a­tions of young peo­ple the school has also been de­signed to be­come a com­mu­nity hub. It’s much more than a school. It will be a great venue for sport­ing ac­tivites and com­mu­nity meet­ings”

Vis­i­tors should re­port to the re­cep­tion area be­tween 10am and 1pm.

Staff will be avail­able to an­swer ques­tions and ex­plain how the new fa­cil­ity will be used. Tours will then take place around the new cam­pus.

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