Access award for local primary

editorial image

ANGUS Provost Ruth Leslie Melville has presented Isla Primary School with the 2011 Rod MacFarlane Access Award.

At the awards ceremony on Tuesday, September 27 the provost was joined by pupils, teachers and Agnes Mackay, chairwoman of the Angus Access Panel.

Parents and friends were also invited to attend the presentation and to help the school celebrate with refreshments provided by the children.

The new Isla Primary School was officially opened in May by HRH The Princess Royal.

The school brought together pupils from the rural primaries of Glenisla, Kilry and Lintrathen in a £2.6m modern building at Peel Farm. The school is designed to provide accommodation for 75 primary pupils and up to ten pre-school pupils, in a spacious, environmentally-friendly building, with state of the art technology and attractive outdoor spaces.

Agnes Mackay, chairwoman of Angus Access Panel said: “The school was nominated for this award because there are high levels of facilities for people with disabilities.

“A team from the panel visited the school and undertook a rigorous inspection and after consideration, agreed that the school should be the 2011 winners.

“The standards of buildings we examine are high, so we congratulate the school in gaining the award.”