First look at Community Campus

The exterior of the new school. 

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The exterior of the new school. Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES

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Pupils returned to school this week but it was a different setting for students of Mearns Academy - who walked into a new campus.

The new Mearns Community Campus had an open day lastSunday, with members of the community getting a chance to see inside the building for the first 
time.

All the room signs are also in Braille. 

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All the room signs are also in Braille. Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES

The £24million campus on Aberdeen Road was part-funded by the Scottish Futures Trust and has been under construction since 2012.

It features a public library, theatre, drama and dance studios along with meeting rooms, a conference suite, kitchens, computer rooms and interview rooms.

Sports and leisure facilities include a four-court games hall, fitness room, aerobics studio and changing rooms, with an artificial pitch and two grass pitches outside the building.

The campus also offers free wi-fi facilities and a coffee bar, along with an unmanned police office where arrangements can be made to meet an officer.

Ben McKellar and Scott McNab bully off in the sports hall. 

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Ben McKellar and Scott McNab bully off in the sports hall. Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES

A series of events and taster sessions for sports, community and cultural activities are to take place over the next few weeks.

n Photographer Andy Thompson took these pictures.

The cafeteria area. 

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The cafeteria area. Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES
The cafeteria area with fantastic views over the hills. 

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The cafeteria area with fantastic views over the hills. Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES
The cafeteria area with fantastic views over the hills. 

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The cafeteria area with fantastic views over the hills. Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES
S.5 Murray Garrow will be attending the school when it opens. 

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S.5 Murray Garrow will be attending the school when it opens. Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES
Mearns Academy Community Campus held an open day on Sunday. 

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Mearns Academy Community Campus held an open day on Sunday. Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES
Grace and Thomas Holtom tried out the zorbs with dad Ricky in the gym. 

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Grace and Thomas Holtom tried out the zorbs with dad Ricky in the gym. Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES
The Theatre. 

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The Theatre. Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES
The library. 

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The library. Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES
 

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