Where we are and where we will be

Where we are and where we will be
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Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Another day, another school

Talking of schools, I spent much of the day at Drummond Community High School. It was a very pleasant visit and great to see a school so changed by a refurbishment (through PPP) that I had political oversight for. I have to confess that it did teach me that the process of refurbishment is so disruptive that I would not want to inflict it again on any other school, but the result at Drummond after the pain is superb

Its a very diverse school ethnically and also has the hugely successful Drummond Project (now also in two other schools) which manages to keep pupils in school who would otherwise have walked a long time ago and helps them not just stay but be successful in their studies.

The school also boasts the only multi media language base in Scotland, where pupils use computer technology to study languages, and do so with great success. Dare I say it is another Labour legacy for the city...

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Surgery Times

1st Wed @ Piershill Library, 30 Piershill Terrace.
2nd Wed @ Craigentinny Community Centre, Loaning Rd.
3rd Wed @ Duddingston Primary School, Duddingston Rd.

All 7:15pm -7:45pm

and the last Sat. Lochend YWCA, 198 Restalrig Road South
12noon -1pm

(no appointment needed, all during school terms)
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