Peek at Bal­loch cam­pus

Lennox Herald - - NEWS - Lor­raine Weir

School and nurs­ery pupils got a first glimpse of their new £16mil­lion Bal­loch ed­u­ca­tion cam­pus at a special event last week.

The cam­pus is be­ing built on the site of the for­mer St Kes­sog’s Pri­mary and will house a new St Kes­sog’s co-lo­cated with Bal­loch Pri­mary com­pris­ing Hal­dane and Jamestown schools.

There will also be an ad­di­tional support needs (ASN) unit on site as well as a new Bal­loch Early Learn­ing and Child­care Cen­tre, re­plac­ing Jamestown Nurs­ery, at the site.

With the new all­weather sports pitch now in­stalled, two pupils from St Kes­sog’s, two from Bal­loch and two from the nurs­ery, joined coun­cil­lors, coun­cil of­fi­cers and rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the project’s main con­trac­tor, Mor­gan Sin­dall, on site for a kick­about.

Ed­u­ca­tion con­vener Coun­cil­lor Karen Con­aghan said:“The Bal­loch cam­pus is look­ing fan­tas­tic and it’s great to see it com­ing to­gether ahead of its open­ing next year.With the sports pitch now in place, I know it’s start­ing to get ex­cit­ing for the young­sters who will be mov­ing here.

To get a tour of the fa­cil­ity was very help­ful and the coun­cil can be very proud of the work be­ing done to im­prove the ed­u­ca­tional op­por­tu­ni­ties for all of our chil­dren.”

The state-of- the-art new cam­pus, where al­most 500 pupils will be ed­u­cated is due to open early next year.

Mor­gan Sin­dall’s com­mer­cial di­rec­tor in Scot­land, Iain Kent added: “Con­struc­tion work is pro­gress­ing well and we’re con­fi­dent that the fin­ished cam­pus will be en­joyed by staff and pupils alike for years to come.”

Match ready Coun­cil rep­re­sen­ta­tives and pupils’ sneak peek at the Bal­loch cam­pus

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