Pupils go back for their fu­ture

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - NEWS -

Pupils have gone back to Maxwell­town High School af­ter it was re-opened.

Work­ers have spent the past few weeks recom­mis­sion­ing the build­ing while work con­tin­ues at the stricken North West Com­mu­nity Cam­pus.

Par­ents Ali­son Roberts and Senga Han­nah cam­paigned for the Lochside Road school to be brought back into use.

Ali­son said: “We are over the moon. Now the kids can con­cen­trate on their ex­ams.

“They are meant to be there un­til Jan­uary but we’ll push for them to stay dur­ing the ex­ams as mov­ing again would be too stress­ful at that time.”

A squad of 40 trades­men have worked round the clock to get the build­ing back up to stan­dard af­ter it was closed at the start of the sum­mer.

That was to make way for the new £28 mil­lion cam­pus but that closed over safety fears in

Septem­ber. Kids were sent to Dum­fries Academy, Dum­fries High School and St Joseph’s Col­lege for more than a month af­ter the cam­pus was closed.

How­ever there were prob­lems with timeta­bles as some stu­dents faced hav­ing to travel to all three schools in one day while oth­ers missed out on classes com­pletely.

Looks fa­mil­iar Pupils re­turn to the old Maxwell­town High build­ing

De­light Ali­son Roberts

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