A time capsule, made by high school pupils studying at Fife College, has been buried to mark the start of building work on a new college campus.
The Levenmouth Campus will sit alongside the new Levenmouth Academy on Methilhaven Road.
The combined site will offer pupils, students and the community a wealth of opportunities.
Pupils from the current Buckhaven and Kirkland High Schools, who attend the College’s Pathfinder programme, helped to bury the capsule on Wednesday along with the college’s student association vice president, Lisa Kinnaird.
Science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) will sit at the core of the 2,500sqm campus which will boast dedicated areas including an engineering technology zone and maths lab.
Hugh Logan, college principal, was delighted to see the building work officially started. He said: “This new Levenmouth Campus is an exciting venture for Fife College and our partners at Fife Council. Together we are creating a new and exciting approach to learning by offering secondary and further education hand in hand.”
Fife Council Leader David Ross said: “This is an important milestone in the development of the new Levenmouth Campus. This will add to the new Levenmouth Academy that is well on the way to completion.
“The young people of Levenmouth already receive an excellent education, now the buildings they learn in can match that excellence and inspire them to greater things. I’m confident this new campus will do just that.”
Lisa Kinnaird, Fife College Student Association Vice President added: “This is a historic day for Fife College and I was thrilled to be able to help mark the occasion by burying a time capsule filled with things that relate to life today donated by our students, from magazines and gadgets to fashion jewellery and photos.
“It’s a fantastic feeling knowing that perhaps in 100 years or so, someone will open what we have just closed and be amazed at the things students of 2015 used in their everyday lives.”
The new campus is being built by McLaughlin & Harvey Construction Limited and will open its doors next summer.
Robbie Clark, operations manager at McLaughlin & Harvey, said: “STEM subjects are at the core of our business so we’re excited to be involved with Fife College for this development.
“We have a rich history of building high-quality education facilities across the UK and it’s great to further our credentials in the sector with an innovative project such as this.”