Prestwick North Educational Campus Opens to Pupils
Prestwick North Educational Campus opened its doors to excited pupils yesterday, Wednesday 24 August.
The brand-new campus, which is spread over two storeys, brings together Glenburn and St. Ninian's Primary Schools and boasts 22 classrooms, alongside a new Early Years Centre and nursery. The campus also features a state-of-the-art sports hall, an all-weather pitch, and new gardens where pupils can get outdoors to learn about local nature.
Sustainability was a key factor in the build, and the facility runs purely on electric power, with roof solar panels and air source heat pumps.
The remaining demolition work of the old school building and landscaping is due to be complete in the Spring of next year.
Councillor Stephen Ferry, South Ayrshire Council's Portfolio Holder for Education said: "We're committed to providing children and young people with the best possible start in life, and I'm delighted pupils have now set foot into their brand-new schoolsafter what I'm sure felt like a long wait for them.
"Prestwick North Educational Campus will provide a modern and engaging environment for learning, and will ensure pupils can thrive throughout their years at school. We're continuing the transformation of learning in South Ayrshire with our school build programme, and I know that both schools will benefit from the shared provision.
"I'd like to extend my thanks to everyone involved in making this project a huge success, and wish all of the children, teachers and school staff good luck for the year ahead."
An official opening event for the campus, which was delivered in partnership with hub South West Scotland and main contractor Morgan Sindall, will take place at a later date.