Inspired Learning Space Launched at West Calder High School

A special project that reimagines learning and the learning environment has been launched at West Calder High School, with Morrison Construction involved in its successful delivery.

Published: 24 February 2017
Capability: Building
Market: Education

The Inspired Learning Space (ILS) project has brought together partners from the public and private sector to design and deliver an innovative learning environment, that provides flexibility for learners and prepares them for learning and work in the 21st century.

Inspired Learning will help decide how teaching spaces are organised in the new £32 million West Calder High School when it opens in August 2018. It aims to knock down the walls of the traditional classroom and open up spaces that will enhance the opportunities for research, collaboration and curiosity, especially through the use of technology.

The new West Calder High School is being delivered through Hub South East Scotland, with Morrison Construction as the main contractor.

West Lothian Council's Executive councillor for education Lawrence Fitzpatrick, joined West Calder High School pupils and specially invited guests to officially open the new Inspired Learning space recently.

He said: "The new £32 million West Calder High School is our largest single ever investment in education, and we want to make it the most modern, imaginative school in Scotland.

"A number of public and private partners have come together to help create the Inspired Learning project, showing what can be achieved through working together and trying new approaches."