Pupils and parents celebrate official opening of Orchard Primary & Clyde Valley High schools campus

Provost James Robertson declares new £27m campus open

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North Lanarkshire's first super campus - Orchard Primary and Clyde Valley High school - was officially opened last week.

Parents and teachers enjoyed a gala evening of musical entertainment provided by pupils from both schools to celebrate the occasion.

The £27m all-through school provides an educational centre of excellence for nursery children right through primary and high school and was declared officially open by Provost Jim Robertson on Thursday 27 October.

Children at Orchard Primary and Nursery, Scotland's newest school, moved into their new surroundings in August with secondary pupils at Clyde Valley High School moving into their campus in January this year.

The secondary school will have a roll of around 750 pupils. Orchard Primary School will be home to almost 250 pupils.

Cllr Frank McNally, Convener of Education, added: "This is a truly impressive new campus and a great setting for pupils of all ages to learn and develop.

"This was my first official opening since becoming education convener and it was a pleasure to meet so many pupils, teachers and parents. The feedback from development has been so positive and I wish everyone associated with the schools a bright and successful future.

"North Lanarkshire Council is committed to providing state-of-the-art learning facilities for our young people, and this campus represents our determination to achieve that."

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