Stuart McMillan MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde visited Port Glasgow High School today [Monday 10 August] ahead of pupils in Inverclyde returning to the classroom from Wednesday 12 August.
Stuart welcomed the preparations that the school has made for teachers and pupils returning after COVID-19, and saw first-hand that everyone’s safety was at the forefront of their efforts to reopen.
Commenting, Stuart said:
“Ensuring the highest quality education for our young people, in a safe environment, is of absolute importance.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly hard for children and young people as they have had to adapt to home learning during lockdown. For this reason, we all wanted to see schools reopen as soon as it was safe to do so, but I know that for some it will still be a daunting experience.
“After visiting Port Glasgow High School, I am confident that schools locally have invested significant time and effort into preparing for staff and pupils’ return – putting the safety and wellbeing of pupils and staff at the heart of this activity.
“I’m grateful to new Head Teacher, Mrs Carroll, for welcoming me along to the school.”