Provost Jim Todd, with primary 6 pupils from Bellfield and Kirkstyle Primaries, Katie Miller from Riccarton Nursery and Headteacher Diane MacKinnon, laid a ceremonial brick and toured their new school.
A special classroom had been built to give an idea of what to expect from their state of the art new school and the pupils were excited to look at the plans for their new gym hall which is overlooked by a glass lined walkway.
Provost Jim Todd, who was joined by Councillor Stephanie Primrose, Cabinet Member for Skills and Learning and local elected member, Councillor Hugh Ross, said: “Whatriggs Primary School and Early Childhood Centre, which will welcome children and young people from Bellfield and Kirkstyle Primaries in August 2017, is really starting to take shape. It will provide our children and young people with a state of the art learning environment and our community with purpose built meeting facilities.
“The £12.4 million school is a massive investment for Bellfield, in a beautiful setting in the heart of the community.”
The Whatriggs Campus, which is part of the Council’s 10 year £500 million capital improvement programme, will provide our children and young people with a state of the art learning environment and our community with purpose built meeting facilities.
The original design by East Ayrshire Council architects has been developed by Morrison Construction in partnership with award winning architects, Keppie Design.