Fantastic first day at Largs Campus
Posted on 12 Mar 2018
THE first stage in the opening of a new Largs Campus began today – with two primary schools and an Early Years Centre moving into the £52 million facility.
Pupils and staff from St Mary’s Primary and Largs Primary began life in their new school in what promises to be an exciting new era for education in the area.
They were joined by the Early Years children and staff, while secondary pupils are set to move in next month to a schools’ campus described as the ‘best in Scotland’.
Largs Primary Head Teacher Julie Dorrian said: “We’ve all been incredibly excited for this day and we’re sure our young people will thrive in this fantastic facility.
“It has taken an awful lot of work to get to here - and now we are looking forward to a bright and exciting future.”
St Mary’s Primary head teacher Mary Hume said: “What an absolutely magnificent place for the children to learn and for the staff to teach.
“The Campus really does encompass everything you could ask for and it was a real thrill showing the children around and seeing just how excited they were.”
North Ayrshire Council’s Exective Director (Education and Youth Employment) John Butcher added: “The facilities at the Largs Campus are the best in Scotland. We will have the best sport facilities in Scotland, and potentially the UK.
“We have invested heavily in the Early Years Centre and have state-of-the-art facilities that incorporate parent rooms, family rooms and imaginative play and learning areas for our young people.
“We have two theatres – one that is shared by the primary pupils and one for the secondary which is a 350-seater. The sound and lighting systems are as good as any in Scotland.
“Our art department’s terrace has stunning views over Cumbrae, Bute and Arran and will give our young people the chance to work outside and develop their painting, drawing and photography skills in an incredible environment.
“I am so proud of this facility and know that the young people have a fantastic environment in which to attain and achieve.”
The two primary schools will have ultra-modern classrooms and there are breakout spaces for the children. The facility is completely WIFI compliant allowing for learning to take place across the whole school.
The secondary pupils will move into the facility on 18 April.