Kintore's new Midmill School opens
16/11/16 12:37 Filed in: News
Kintore’s new Midmill School has opened to pupils today. It is the town’s second primary school, with the existing Kintore School having moved into its new building ten years ago.
Midmill School head teacher Scott Calder has been working hard to make sure that everything is ready for today’s opening.
“The most rewarding thing about being a teacher is seeing the journey young people take on their lives throughout school,” Scott commented. “It’s always great to hear how well pupils are doing once they leave primary school and move on to secondary education.
“I’ve been very lucky with the opportunities I’ve had in my career. As Depute Head Teacher at Hill of Banchory I was able to support the staff team and head teacher to set up a brand new school and now I can take everything I’ve learned from that experience so that Midmill School can aim for excellence too.”
Speaking of the opening Cllr Alison Evison, Chair of Aberdeenshire Council’s Education, Learning and Leisure Committee, said: “The new Midmill School is an £11.5 million investment by the council to make sure that the ever-increasing population of Kintore has access to state-of-the-art education facilities for their children.
“The new school has space for 540 pupils and will be occupied by both its own pupils and those who attend Kinellar Primary School while a brand-new replacement is built for them.
“This is an exciting time for both local communities and I’m sure Scott and the other school staff, as well as pupils and parents, are looking forward to seeing their new school as much as I am.”