Plea to all to join schools’ public consultation

Pupils, headteachers and local councillors gathered at the launch of a public consultation on the future replacement of Levenmouth's two secondary schools.
Pupils, headteachers and local councillors gathered at the launch of a public consultation on the future replacement of Levenmouth's two secondary schools.

LEVENMOUTH school pupils, headteachers and local councillors have been encouraging as many people as possible to get involved in the public consultation over the future replacement of the area’s two secondary schools.

Anyone interested can take part in the consultation and make their views heard.

Councillor Tom Adams, chair of Levenmouth area committee, who was involved in the launch (above), said: “The joining of the two schools in a new building would give the young people of Levenmouth the chance to be taught in a brand new, state of the art facility, and provide the area with a great new community resource.

“If the community feels strongly about this, they need to make their views known now.”

Fife Council has been allocated funding from the Scottish Future’s Trust to construct a new purpose-built secondary school and maximise the benefits for local pupils.

The new, single-site property, within the grounds of the existing Buckhaven building, would involve merging the catchment areas of both Kirkland and Buckhaven High Schools into one and providing a school tailored to meet the needs of the whole of the Levenmouth and landward community.

Cllr Adams continued: “Both Buckhaven and Kirkland High Schools are already known for the quality of the learning and teaching experience which pupils receive. They get excellent results, despite working in buildings built at a time when teaching and learning needs were different.

“We need to know if this is what the staff, pupils and parents want for the future of education in the area. The way to do that is through public consultation.”

An online form can be completed on www.fifedirect.org.uk/doitonline.

Paper copies will be available in schools, libraries and local community centres.