Pupils will be piped to new school on February 17...

Community Campus nears its opening date
Community Campus nears its opening date

Pupils from Maisondieu Primary School were in attendance at The City of Brechin and District Community Council to give a talk on the community campus.

Julia and Jack are community campus ambassadors and gave a presentation to community councillors and members of the public, showcasing pictures of the interior.

During the presentation, they highlighted what would be new at the campus - including a five-lane swimming pool replacing the current four-lane one.

The new theatre space has seating that disappears into the wall, and will also have a bigger capacity than is currently available at the City Hall.

The technical classrooms are equipped with some top range technology - including a hi-tech 3D printer.

‘Anti-bullying’ toilets had also been selected by pupils - with the toilets having fully enclosed cubicles but placed in an open planned setting.

The pair explained that high school pupils will move into the new campus on Wednesday, February 17. Tours of the old and new schools will be available on Mondayand Tuesday, February 22 and 23, between 6 and 7pm. Anyone interested in attending is asked to turn up at the old for a brief guided tour, which will then go on to the new campus.

Pupils will attend the old high school on the morning of February 17 for their form classes. They will then line up on Duke Street to be piped into the new school, where they will be taken on a tour of the facilities.

In a newsletter issued from the school, it was outlined that there will still be parking on the current site until mid-March. However, after that there will be no parking there until October - to allow for demolition of the old high school and construction of a car park and an all-weather pitch.

The floor coverings at the new campus had to be replaced recently. An Angus Council spokesman said: “Coverings within part of the new Brechin Community Campus have had to be replaced after they suffered water damage caused by a faulty pipe.

‘‘The pipe has been replaced and preparatory work to reinstate new flooring is well under way.

“Any additional costs incurred will be met by the contractors concerned. The completion date for the project and the opening date for this exciting new facility remain on course at this time.”

The leisure facilities at the campus are scheduled to host a preview weekend on Saturdayand Sunday, February 20 and 21, to allow people to view the new facilities prior to the facility opening on February 22.

Slots for the preview event can be booked at the current Brechin Leisure Centre.