Jedburgh set for new intergenerational learning campus

Funding has been announcement from the Scottish Government to build a new intergenerational campus in Jedburgh.

The new facility will serve 2 to 18 year olds as well as providing further education opportunities.

The funding for the new campus was confirmed by Deputy First Minister John Swinney on a visit to Jedburgh Grammar, as part of the fifth phase of the Scottish Government’s £1.8 billion ‘Schools for the Future’ programme.

What is an intergenerational learning campus?

Jedburgh intergenerational learning campus will replace Jedburgh Grammar, Howdenburn and Parkside primary schools, and is to be located in land at Hartrigge Park, subject to planning permission being granted. Work is due to start in Spring 2018 and is expected to last 18 to 24 months.

A major consultation exercise took place last year and earlier this year, with pupils, parents and the wider community in Jedburgh providing their thoughts on the proposal.

The feedback received was overwhelmingly positive, with 98 per cent of the local community and 99 per cent of Jedburgh schoolchildren agreeing that an intergenerational learning campus would be a positive addition for the town.

Councillor Carol Hamilton, our Executive Member for Children and Young People “Scottish Borders Council is delighted with the announcement of this exciting opportunity for the Jedburgh community.

“This not only provides a single learning space for 2-18 year olds, but will have potential to support learning opportunities for older learners and be a wider community resource as well.

“We now have a unique and hugely exciting opportunity not only for Jedburgh’s children and young people, but for the whole community with the needs of all generations being catered for.

“We are delighted that the Scottish Government has agreed to fund this very exciting initiative by Scottish Borders Council.”

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7th November 2017