Pupils Settling in to ‘New’ £5million Home

Friday 22 June 2018

An Inverclyde Council primary school has moved back into its newly refurbished home that has undergone a £5million transformation.

Moorfoot Primary June 2018

Moorfoot Primary in Gourock is the latest project to be completed in a £270million school estate investment programme.

Education & Communities Convener Councillor Jim Clocherty said: “Moorfoot is barely recognisable from what it was before. It may be a refurbishment but it has the look and feel of a brand new building.

“I think the pupils, parents and staff can be very proud of their new home.”

The building has undergone a wide-range of improvements including wider corridors to create activity areas, refurbished classrooms with walk-in stores, a new learning resource centre and remodelled nursery and Garvel Deaf Centre.

Pupils and staff were decanted to the former Sacred Heart building in Greenock in February last year while the refurbishment work was underway.

Head Teacher Alison Irvine said: “We are overwhelmed by the striking transformation. Our pupils have been provided with an outstanding learning environment which is fit for purpose in a 21st century school.”

Olivia Walker, P3: “I love the skylights around the school. The playground is huge and I am so happy to be playing on the amazing MUGA.”

Ethan Docherty, P5: “The new school helps us learn more as we feel so calm. Everyone is so happy at Moorfoot and we all enjoy coming to our brilliant school.”

Brodie Stone, P7: “Everything is so new! I love the interactive boards – it makes learning much easier and way more fun. Our school show has been amazing because of the new lights, the stage and the projector.”

Councillor Clocherty added: “We are close to delivering on our promise that every child and young person in Inverclyde will be taught in a brand new or refurbished school by 2020.

“I am delighted everyone at Moorfoot is settling in so well to their new home.”

Photograph: (LtoR) Councillor Clocherty, Councillor Natasha Murphy, Councillor Lynne Quinn and Alison Irvine.


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