A new tie that will bind at academy ...

New design for Levenmouth Academy emblem
New design for Levenmouth Academy emblem

There’s still more than eight months until the new Levenmouth Academy opens its doors, but the design of the new tie has been chosen.

Pupils at both Buckhaven High School and Kirkland High School, which will both close when the new state-of-the-art high school opens next August, were asked to come up with a design for the new school emblem, which will appear on the uniform and ties.

A competition was run over the last few weeks, with pupils voting by secret ballot for their favourite design from a shortlist, picked from more than 300 entries by the New School Liaison Group.

The winners were Rachel Brown who designed the badge and plain tie, and Abby Falconer who designed the striped tie.

A colours tie, based around the two winning designs, will also be produced.

Ronnie Ross, current Kirkland High rector who will take up the post of head at the new merged school, explained: “The school colours will be predominantly black and white – favoured by the young people and indeed their families.

“All pupils will be encouraged to wear a school blazer, and further information and details about the whole school uniform will be available in the new year.

“We want to thank all the young people who entered in to this competition for all their hard work and efforts. We hope that everyone is pleased with the winning designs and will get behind them as we move towards the opening of Levenmouth Academy.

“We also want to thank Alan Santry and the Community Safety Panel for sponsoring the prizes for the winning entries.”

The new Levenmouth Academy will open to pupils from across the whole of Levenmouth in August 2016, and is currently being constructed on the playing fields of the current Buckhaven High by BAM Construction.