Pupils go back for their future
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