Dunfermline High wins top architectural award

DHSThe newly opened Dunfermline High School has won a prestigious Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) award.

The school was recognised for its innovative use of space, which allows for transparency in all areas throughout the building – an idea aimed at discouraging bullying and improving behaviour.

Another main feature is the internal “street” used to link the three teaching wings, a design that impressed Dunfermline MSP Bill Walker when he visited for the official launch ceremony. Read more of this post

S4M-07030: RIAS Award for Dunfermline High School

That the Parliament congratulates Dunfermline High School on winning a prestigious Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland Award; commends what it considers to be the innovative design of the school; notes that the school also won a Zero Waste Scotland award for its environmentally friendly materials and efficient use of resources; understands that this is the flagship school in Fife Council’s £180 million investment in the Building Fife’s Future programme, and notes the importance of ensuring that pupils have inspiring learning environments.

Supported by: Colin Keir, Mike MacKenzie, Sandra White, Richard Lyle, Colin Beattie, Mary Scanlon, Bill Kidd, Jean Urquhart, Maureen Watt

Date Lodged: 17/06/2013

Dunfermline High School officially opens

DHS 004Dunfermline High School has officially opened, with pupils performing in a music-filled launch ceremony.

The opening began with pipers welcoming guests at the main entrance. Clarsach Duo, consisting of Amy Sinclair and Megan Jarvie, played harp music to greet guests outside the Assembly Hall.

Soloists, a wind band and a choir performed in between various speeches, including introductions by Head Boy and Head Girl, Alexander Johnstone and Amber Russell, and an address by the Provost of Fife, Jim Leishman. Read more of this post