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By Fiona Reid
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School works hit by pandemic

AN update on refurbishment works at some of the region’s primaries has been given.

At a meeting on Tuesday, councillors received a report on projects that have been impacted by covid.

At Castle Douglas High School, the refurbishment works were originally projected to be complete for the school returning after the summer holiday period.

Officials say there has now been some changes to the programme, but the school is operational with temporary accommodation in place to support the displacement of classes to allow the works to take place.

Significant work has taken place at Ae Primary School on roof coverings, external doors and windows, reconfiguring internal spaces and a refurbishment of the pupil toilets.

It was all done in time for pupils returning last month and attention has now turned to the external grassed areas.

Sanquhar Primary was not so lucky and works are still on site, which means classes are temporarily displaced around the school.

Holywood Primary School has undergone a replacement of the heating system within the building, as has Dunscore. Both were completed on time.

Works at Carrutherstown Primary School were originally programmed to complete at the end of March and are now almost complete, with only a few minor external elements to finish. The school has seen improvements to the roof coverings, wall insulation, toilets, creation of storage, rewired with new lights, upgrades to the heating system and redecoration.

Pupils and staff all returned to an operational school on 12 August.

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