South Scotland

Tweedbank Primary school extension opened

Tweedbank Primary
Image caption The primary school extension was officially opened by council leader David Parker

A £1.5m extension to a primary school in the Scottish Borders has been officially opened by council leader David Parker.

The project at Tweedbank Primary got under way in May last year.

It has created a new section of the school, including two classrooms, pupil toilets, cloakrooms, a meeting room, reception area and offices.

School capacity before the extension was 179 and is now about 230 with the option to expand the building further.

As well as Mr Parker, the event was attended by Lord David Steel who opened Tweedbank Primary in October 1976.

Headteacher Alyson Weir said: "We all believe young people deserve to learn in an environment which supports the learning process.

"Our new facilities certainly provide such an environment for our pupils of Tweedbank - both now and in the future.

"Schools are the hub of the community and our new school building will enable us the satisfy that role even more successfully."

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