It was an evening of celebration as children, parents, and the local community came together for the official opening of the newly modernised and extended Ballantrae Primary School and Early Years Centre.

Some £1.9 million was spent on the project which is set to boost learning for children in Ballantrae and beyond.

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The new extension is home to an innovative Early Years Centre while the existing school building has been transformed into a modern learning environment.

The new extension has a reception area and offices as well as the Early Years Centre with interactive playroom and an outside activity area.

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The main building now has a combined dining room and gym hall as well as fresh and vibrant classrooms.

The modernisation and extension has also allowed the school to boost its green credentials.

A new biomass boiler, solar panels and high performance insulation has led the school to an ‘A’ rating for energy performance.

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