No wonder these pupils at Rosewell Primary School in Midlothian are beaming with joy.
A total of around £1 million has been spent upgrading their school building to include three new classrooms, an expanded nursery, a new entrance and a light-filled atrium.
Jessica, P2 pupil said: “I love my new classroom. I like it better than my old one.”
Jessica, Leah, Noah and Aaron, along with head teacher Scott Lavery got a golden key to the door of their refurbished school from Daniel Donald, of our development partner, Hub South East Scotland. Daniel along with Neil McFarlane and David Edmond of contractor Graham Construction enjoyed a guided tour.
Councillor Bob Constable, Midlothian Council’s cabinet member for education, also visited the school recently. He said: “As a result of these building works, the improved school will provide an even better learning environment for the pupils to achieve their potential.”
Daniel Donald, of Hub South East Scotland, said: “We are delighted to have completed our first project in partnership with Midlothian Council and hope that the pupils of Rosewell Primary School enjoy their new classrooms. We look forward to continuing this positive working relationship on future developments.”
Mr Lavery said the pupils have been enjoying their new environment. He said: “There has been a great deal of excitement around the new classrooms and library. Our Primary 1 and Primary 2 children are making the most of the new areas and have been developing ways of working collaboratively in the atrium spaces. In partnership with our parents and carers we are developing our new library to allow all children access to a wide variety of texts. The extension has also given us more scope to be creative within the rest of the school and we are currently in the process of developing our own Expressive Arts room. The whole project is a welcome addition to the school.”
Noah said the new classrooms were sunny and bright while Aaron loves the new cars and building blocks. Meanwhile Leah says there’s plenty of space in her new classroom and she liked the smaller desks as they are easier to work on.
The project has been developed by Hub South East Scotland Ltd, in partnership with Midlothian Council, with work being carried out by contractor GRAHAM Construction.