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William McIlvanney Design Day!

Sixty pupils from Kilmarnock schools have taken part in a special design day to develop ideas for wall graphics and choose colour schemes for the new William McIlvanney Campus.


The pupils were selected from Kilmarnock and James Hamilton Academies, Newfarm and Silverwood Primary Schools, Onthank Gaelic Unit and Grange Gaelic Department.

The new £45 million campus is being provided by East Ayrshire Council through the Scottish Government’s Scotland’s Schools for the Future programme and is due for completion in 2018.

The event was launched by Kier Construction with a presentation on the new buildings, followed by the Council giving a brief history of the area and schools involved.

Pupils then took part in a series of workshops covering different areas of the campus such as the main entrance, catering and sports halls. Their thoughts and ideas will be translated onto large wall images called “mega graphics”.
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There was also a workshop on the works of William McIlvanney and pupils were encouraged to put forward ideas/designs for the official opening plaque.

Officers from the Council’s graphics team were on hand to offer advice and guidance on the ideas and took the pupils’ submissions away to create final versions, which will be presented to the pupils at a later date.