A secondary school in the north-east’s largest town will receive £260,000 investment to spruce up its classrooms
Scottish education secretary Angela Constance announced that 20 projects across 19 council areas will get cash injections to improve the learning environment.
Peterhead Academy has been awarded the money to remodel four separate classrooms to create an “innovative” new space for pupils.
It be fitted with new IT equipment and converted into a social area for pupils when not used for teaching.
Ms Constance said: “We want to deliver a world class education for every child in the country and the space in which children learn has a key role to play.”
Councillor Alison Evison, chairwoman of Aberdeenshire Council’s education committee, said: “Peterhead Academy is a building with lots of potential and this funding will help create an innovative multi-functional learning space, allowing the curriculum to be delivered in a flexible and inspirational environment.”
She added that pupils will be closely involved in the details of the new project, to encourage pride in their school.
The grant will come from the Inspiring Learning Spaces fund, part of the Scottish Government’s £1.8billion Schools for the Future programme.
Elsewhere in Scotland, the Highlands will receive £250,000 for ICT learning.
In recent years, there have been growing calls for a replacement campus for the 1,700-pupil Peterhead Academy however no formal announcement has been made.