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Funding granted for Pollokshields Gaelic school

February 8 2013

Funding granted for Pollokshields Gaelic school
The Scottish Government has confirmed that it is to stump up £800k toward the cost of rebuilding Glendale Primary School, Pollokshields, to serve as Glasgow’s second Gaelic school.

Glasgow City Council’s development and regeneration services intend to demolish the existing property and erect a larger 3,500m2 school of up to three storeys in its place.

Additional works will entail creation of new hard and soft playgrounds, habitat, external teaching areas and a flood lit 7-a-side pitch.

Minister for learning, science and Scotland’s languages Alastair Allan, said: “The continued increase in demand for Gaelic Medium Education in Glasgow clearly demonstrates that parents are not only recognising the impressive learning benefits that come with a bilingual education, but that we are securing a sustainable and vibrant future for the language in future generations.”

Work to rebuild the school, which will cater for around 200 pupils when it opens in early 2015, is expected to commence in September.

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