Fun Day at Forest View - Kibble: Specialist services & support for young people facing adversity
Posted: August 7, 2019

Last week was a special week on the Kibble calendar as we welcomed guests to our new therapeutic primary school in Lochwinnoch.

A week of guest visits for staff, board members and external stakeholders accumulated in a fun-filled open day on Saturday 3 August as children, their families and the local community gathered to see the opening of the new primary campus.

The paint has now dried, the flowers are in bloom and the classrooms are ready to welcome the pitter-patter of excited little feet at the start of term. The open day on Saturday was a chance to show pupils and the wider community our great new facility. Around 50 visitors enjoyed a bouncy castle, balloon making, face painting and tours of the campus. The sunshine even made an appearance for us!

There was much excitement and praise for the new school which will provide a therapeutic setting for children aged 5-12 that have experienced trauma. All elements of the school have been thoughtfully designed to draw in elements of nature to create a calming, sensory setting to support learning. Alongside the school will also be a new children’s residential care house. We can’t wait to welcome pupils and staff next week!

Audrey Baird, Head of Education at Kibble said:

“We’re really pleased visitors enjoyed the event and it was a great opportunity for us to showcase Scotland’s newest specialist education campus for primary aged children”.

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