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Official opening of £11.5m Garrowhill Primary

Published Monday 23 May 2016

Garrowhill Primary official opening

Bailie Liz Cameron opens her first school as Executive member for Children, Young People & Lifelong Learning.

And joining the pupils, staff and council officials for the celebration to open the new Garrowhill Primary school and nursery building was Mrs Ellen Beresford - the first pupil who enrolled in the former Garrowhill building in 1938 age four.

Mrs Beresford now volunteers as a helper in the school, coming one day a week to help with reading and general duties and said: "The day that I help out at the school is the highlight of my week.  I am getting to know all the pupils now and I love it."

On hand to present Mrs Beresford with a bouquet of flowers, was Ruby Morton - the first pupil to enrol for the new building and she was delighted to be chosen to take part in the opening ceremony.

Pupils and staff moved into their 'state-of-the-art' new building in January last year and have settled in well to their new school and across the car park from the old building.

The car park has now been replaced with an all weather 3G floodlit 7-aside pitch.

Bailie Liz Cameron, Executive Member for Children, Young People & Lifelong Learning unveiled the plaque as part of the official opening ceremony and said: " It is a very special day for me - this is the first school opening that I will perform since I took on my new role as executive member for education. 

"It is wonderful to see how well the children and staff have settled into their state-of-the-art new school - a building that will be a joy to learn and teach in. 

"This is the first of a number of new schools we are building across the city as part of our £255 million 4Rs refurbishment of primary schools and nurseries."

School features

The school boasts 17 teaching spaces that are arranged around three large flexible teaching breakout spaces which allows for a variety of teaching methods to be encouraged.

Each of the ground floor flexible spaces leads to a covered external play area perfect for outdoor teaching in all weathers, whilst the upper floor areas enjoy natural daylight through large areas of roof glazing.

Published Monday 23 May 2016

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