Burntisland School children laying strong foundations for their future

April 2013 The first foundation stone for the new £11.4M Burntisland Primary School has been laid with the help of some of the local school children. The ceremony was to mark the beginning of building work on the school and local pupils were invited along to see for themselves the first stone laid. The children also brought along a time capsule which they had filled with items which reflected their old school and the surrounding which will be of interest to future generations. The new primary school for Burntisland is part of Fife Council’s Building Fife’s Future programme and provides a replacement school for the children of Burntisland who can now look forward to a state-of-the-art facility designed for education in the 21st century. Brenda McCormick, Headteacher of Burntisland Primary School, said: “It is wonderful to see our new school building finally progressing. This new school will provide us all, staff and children, with an excellent facility where we can continue to provide excellent learning experiences in a modern fit-for-purpose environment, where parents can fully share the learning of their children.” BAM Construction Limited has been selected as the main contractor to carry out the project on behalf of hub East Central Scotland Limited. Picture – Local pupils bury the time capsule