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Written by Peter Johnston   
Thursday, 20 January 2011 18:02

Ready to release balloons

I finally managed to have a guided tour of the new Auchinraith Primary School this morning, and what a fabulous resource the school is for our local community. The pupils and staff were obviously very excited and proud of their new building, which was great to see. There are still a few issues to be resolved, but everyone looked very well settled in already.

At 10 a.m. this morning there was an official launch for the new school as the pupils came in for their first day, and this was marked with a balloon release with a multitude of brightly coloured balloons. I was holding onto my balloon with a tight grip while juggling my phone to get the picture above. If you have been in Blantyre today you will be amazed that the sky was so beautifully clear and blue at 10 a.m. Within an hour the fog descended, and as I write I can hardly see the other side of the road... [There's more...]

But for those brief moments when it was most needed, the sun shone upon us making it truly memorable.

Up and away the balloons go

Tomorrow we have a whole school assembly for the first time in the new very fancy gym hall. No longer is the gym combined with the dining hall as it was in the old building, instead the dining hall is up on the top floor and named "The View" - I was able to see for myself what a great view you get from up there this morning! The gym hall takes up the space below the dining hall with a double-height space that is very bright. I'm looking forward to it tomorrow.

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