07 Aug 2019
Around 50 members of the Lochwinnoch community enjoyed a family fun-day at Forest View Primary School ahead of its doors opening this coming school term.
The former residential care home has been turned into Scotland’s newest specialist education campus for primary aged children aged between five and 12 affected by trauma, operated by Paisley based charity, Kibble.
With two weeks to go before term begins, the school hosted a morning of activities including face painting, a bouncy castle and balloon making – while also giving visitors a behind-the-scenes tour of the campus.
Located on the outskirts of Lochwinnoch, the small primary campus also includes residential accommodation for young children.
Kibble has extensively researched ground-breaking methods of care and education by visiting similar centres across the world over the past three years. The campus will be a safe and comfortable environment for primary aged children in preparation for a potential long-term foster care placement in the future.
It will utilise the latest methods of trauma-informed therapeutic care, practising various educational techniques with a strong focus on outdoor learning and animal therapy.
Audrey Baird, Kibble executive director said: “We’re really pleased visitors enjoyed the event and it was a great opportunity for us to showcase Scotland’s newest specialist education campus for primary aged children.
“Forest View will be a sector-leading establishment, where pupils receive some of the most advanced trauma informed teaching in the world.
“We’re very much looking forward to welcoming the first pupils through the doors and we begin teaching.”
For more information on Kibble, please visit: www.kibble.org