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Edinburgh primary schools benefit from £4.2m investment

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May 13 2015

Edinburgh primary schools benefit from £4.2m investment
City of Edinburgh Council is to invest a further £4.2m in nursery accommodation, enabling work to proceed on replacement early years facilities at Ferryhill and Leith Primary schools as well as Tynecastle and Blackhall Nurseries, to cope with increasing rolls.

The latest investment brings to 11 the number of replaced and extended nurseries in the city following a previous £5.7m tranche of investment in nurseries at Longstone, Duddingston, Wardie, Davidson’s Mains, Corstorphine, Fox Covert and new St John’s RC Primary’s – as well as Granton Early Years Centre.

Tynecastle Nursery head teacher Stella Brown remarked: “A nursery for young children is about the whole environment, indoors and out. The current site is a very important green space where children play and learn outdoors, benefiting from fresh air and energetic play every day.

“In a city centre nursery, placing value on the improved building whilst maintaining the ‘oasis’ outdoors is vital. I am sure the new building will be an outstanding facility for future generations in Gorgie and Dalry.”

Scheme depicted is Wardie Nursery by Scott Brownrigg.
A growing population has spurred a wave of schools investment in Edinburgh
A growing population has spurred a wave of schools investment in Edinburgh

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