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Open day at Aberlemno nursery in hope of attracting more pupils

The Royal highland Education Trust are running a project to have a tractor visit all the primary schools in Angus. On Thursday it rolled up to Aberlemno School to the delight of the children.

The Royal highland Education Trust are running a project to have a tractor visit all the primary schools in Angus. On Thursday it rolled up to Aberlemno School to the delight of the children.

An open day is being held at Aberlemno Primary School’s nursery tomorrow (Thursday) in the hope of re-opening the important facility.

The nursery was forced to close three years ago due to a lack of numbers, but now staff and the school’s parent council are working hard to attract new pupils into the school to ensure it has a future.

Head teacher Mr Tony Jordan spoke of the importance of having nursery provision in the area, in order to provide continuity for the children hoping to attend the primary school.

He said: “The nursery closed three years ago and we are desperately trying to open it.

“The staff, in conjunction with the parent council, have arranged an open day for Thursday, December 5.

“They are from 11 a.m.to 12 and 2 to 3 p.m. however anyone interested can drop in at any time.

“The open day is for anyone with pre-school children aged three to five, or children wanting to start at primary one.

“We have set up the nursery and everyone is invited to see round the school, see what we have got and to meet the staff.

“We are really just encouraging people to come and use the local school. If we don’t have pre-school provision parents send their children to other schools and our numbers keep going down.

“The children do not need to live in the catchment area and if people can’t manage along during the open day then we can accommodate them if they get n touch with the school.”

Anyone interested is invited to contact the school on 01307 830220.

Meanwhile, pupils at the school were treated to a visit from The Tractor Tour organised by the Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET). It provided a valuable and memorable engaging experience for youngsters. For more details on how the visit helped pupils learn more about the role of a tractor on a working farm, turn to page 31.

 

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