St Louise Primary School in East Kilbride opened its doors for a new term last week after being extensively refurbished and extended by Cooper Cromar as part of South Lanarkshire Council’s five year school modernisation program.
Internally, a former open plan teaching environment has been transformed into a variety of bright and modern individual classrooms and semi open-plan rooms with modern DDA compliant toilets. Externally, a number of landscaping elements have been included to increase the schools outdoor learning activities and enhance the sustainability of the scheme, including sustainably sourced timber sleeper planter beds and benches, and a ‘kitchen garden’ area for planting by the School Eco Group which is accessed via a chipped bark pathway from the playground.
Headteacher Catherine Judge said: "We are all delighted with our very bright, airy and beautifully designed school. The children love the technology, the colours inside the building and are overjoyed with their outside space, particularly the forest and the seating areas. The parents are amazed with the changes to the school and are particularly happy with the provision of our Dining Room and state-of-the-art technology. The attention to detail was a feature of the whole project and has resulted in an outstanding environment for both children and adults to work in.”