End of hav­ing to dodge rain for a school din­ner

On yer bike

Ayrshire Post - - NEWS -

Troon Pri­mary’s new £ 2mil­lion gym and din­ing hall was of­fi­cially opened on Wed­nes­day.

Now kids can eat their meals without get­ting wet as they pre­vi­ously had to go out­side to the de­crepit old hall.

It is also much larger than the tra­di­tional gym within the main school.

A new kitchen, chang­ing room and lift has also been in­stalled and the in­fant loos ex­panded.

The project was de­liv­ered by Prest­wick- based, Ash­leigh Build­ing ( Scot­land) on be­half of South Ayr­shire Coun­cil.

Coun­cil­lor Wil­liam Grant said: “The flex­i­ble new ex­ten­sion al­lows the school to dra­mat­i­cally im­prove the qual­ity of the sports and phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity and pro­vides a cen­tral meet­ing point.”

Head Cather­ine Hornby, pic­tured top left, added: “As a school we can now all come to­gether for as­sem­blies to share our learn­ing and cel­e­brate suc­cess, with room to spare. The space also serves as our din­ing hall; a vi­brant, so­cial place where chil­dren can eat, meet and re­lax in bright, spa­cious sur­round­ings.

“At the close of the school day, our fa­cil­i­ties con­tinue to be en­joyed by chil­dren at­tend­ing after- school ac­tiv­i­ties and with pub­lic use in the evening, al­low­ing the school to be en­joyed by the whole com­mu­nity.” A group called Troon the Cy­cle Friendly Toon is stag­ing a pub­lic meet­ing for ideas to im­prove tracks.

It will be held at 11am on Satur­day Novem­ber 18 in the Cabin next to the li­brary.

Colin Clark said: “We are look­ing for ideas to im­prove the walk­ing/ pedes­trian and cy­cling in­fra­struc­ture in Troon, Muir­head, Loans & Barassie. It could in­clude safer routes to the schools.”

Troon Wel­beck The se­niors spon­sored Guide Dog Tro­phy is pre­sented by for­mer club mem­ber David Shaw ( left) to Al­lan Hume. Pic­tured, cen­tre, is Aileen Kerr ( Vol­un­teer with Guide Dogs For The Blind) with re­tired guide dog Daisy, age seven

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