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Primary school in Inverness opens the doors of its new nursery


By Val Sweeney

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Duncan Forbes Primary pupils Sophie Shuttleworth and Sophie MacDonald help former nursery teacher Lorna MacGregor open the new nursery unit.
Duncan Forbes Primary pupils Sophie Shuttleworth and Sophie MacDonald help former nursery teacher Lorna MacGregor open the new nursery unit.

Young pupils at an Inverness school have had their first encounter with their new learning space.

Duncan Forbes Primary School at Culloden welcomed youngsters through the doors of its new nursery.

It was due to be ready for August last year but due to the coronavirus pandemic, the project was pushed back.

The new nursery – which has changed its name to Duncan Forbes Primary Early Learning and Childcare – has room for 64 children.

Headteacher Wendy Mackay said the school had invited the first nursery teacher Lorna MacGregor, who is now retired, back to the school to open the new nursery facility while maintaining social distancing.

"She was reminiscing about the small room where the original nursery was started in comparison to such an exciting learning space which we are moving into now," Mrs Mackay said.

The early learning and childcare unit will be open from 8am-6pm, giving the pupils their full allocation of 1140 hours.

Mrs Mackay said: "There is a servery where pupils will be served their lunchtime meal and an exciting outdoor learning space for children to explore.

"The staff and pupils are very excited to make the most of this fantastic building."

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