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Provost Cameron and Bishop Keenan are guests of honour at official opening of the new St. Fergus' Primary School

Pupils, teachers and support staff were excited to have two special visitors at the official opening of their new school.  

Renfrewshire's Provost, Lorraine Cameron, cut the ribbon to open the school, before joining the Bishop of Paisley diocese, John Keenan on a guided tour of the new £4 million St Fergus' Primary School.

The new building - funded by Renfrewshire Council and the Scottish Government - is a modern single storey construction that can accommodate 175 pupils and is just across the road from the old building. It features independent and outdoor learning areas, an all-weather sports pitch and a playground performance space - maximising space for pupils' learning experience.

The Paisley school is part of Renfrewshire's Council's £52 million schools investment programme, designed to improve primary schools, early learning and childcare centres and additional support needs education and promote learning and achievement by giving children the best possible learning environment.

Mhairi McDonald and Provost Cameron Guest of honour, Provost Cameron said "I was delighted to officially open the school. St. Fergus' Primary is a wonderful example of new possibilities in the world of education. There is a great atmosphere here, both from pupils and the staff."

Renfrewshire Council's Convener of Education and Children's Services, Councillor Jim Paterson, said: "We already know how much the children are enjoying their new surroundings and it has been great to see the difference this new building has made to the staff and pupils.

"Every child should have the opportunity to reach their full potential and St Fergus' Primary School is the perfect environment for pupils to learn and to keep them engaged."

Head teacher Ms Mhairi McDonald added: "We are so pleased that our new school is now officially open. The children were involved in the design of this amazing state-of-the-art facility and we all love coming in to the bright, airy, colourful environment here at St Fergus'. Our thanks go to Provost Cameron and Bishop Keenan for coming here today for our official opening."

 

Published 05/10/17

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