IT was a suitably dramatic introduction to the dramatic change in their school facilities.

Youngsters who have watched in anticipation as their new school take shape in Sighthill were yesterday piped from their former primary to the new Sighthill Community Campus.

The £22million building brings together the former St Stephen’s Primary, St Kevin’s ASL Primary and an early years’ provision.

Head teacher Donan McKay said: “We all had an incredible time this morning walking from the old school to the new and there was such a celebratory feel to the whole proceedings.

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“The anticipation has been building for ages and the coming together in the new campus has everyone excited for the future.

“Our campus is a beacon of hope at the centre of Sighthill’s regeneration plans and we can’t wait to welcome the new families moving into the community.”

Sighthill Community Campus forms part of the £250m regeneration of the community, the largest project of its kind in the UK outside of London.

When work is complete the area will see almost 1000 new homes, a new pedestrian and cycle bridge across the M8 connecting the area to the city centre, a new park and greenspace throughout the neighbourhood, new shops, businesses, public spaces and a road bridge linking Sighthill to other communities in North Glasgow.

The campus provides state-of-the-art accommodation while the early years’ provision replaces and enhance the existing Sighthill nursery for families in the local community to access.

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In addition, community facilities will be boosted with a newly available sport provision which will also be Sighthill Youth Centre’s new base.

St Stephen’s Primary will have a maximum capacity of 315 pupils, 70 for St Kevin’s Primary and 109 at Sighthill Nursery.

Pupils will make the most of 12 full-time teaching classroom in St Stephen’s and two general purpose rooms while St Kevin’s has seven full-time classrooms and one general purpose room.

All ground floor classrooms have outdoor access leading to a multi-surface place space that will also, once finished, give direct access to Sighthill Park.

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The outdoor space also has a seven-a-side 3G pitch, a mini basketball court, external storage areas and covered bike storage with planters and raised seating.

Five nursery playrooms have free flow outdoor access while the nursery has a general purpose and dining room. Sighthill Nursery pupils will also have several specialist rooms to support them, including a laundry, visiting services, wet rooms and intimate care room.

The school has a media library that was designed with help from the pupils and a bespoke sensory room with soft play and calm spaces. The dedicated nurture room also has access to the outdoors.

The Sighthill Regeneration project is being funded by Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Housing Association, the Scottish Government, and the Glasgow City Region City Deal.