Queensferry Crossing School Visits

The school community were privileged to take part in a number of activities planned by the Scottish Government to celebrate the opening of the new Queensferry Crossing:

On the evening of Monday 28 August 2017, Ms Mitchell, DHT accompanied our two Heads of School, Amy Rankine and Andreas Lalos to an event on the new bridge to witness the building contractors' handover to the Scottish Government represented by the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon. This was the first time the bridge had been lit up at night. The three school representatives enjoyed a chat with the First Minister on the shared coach to and from the new bridge.

On the afternoon of Sunday 3 September 2017 Mr Wood, the Headteacher was invited to take a group of twenty nine to participate in the 'once in a lifetime opportunity' walk across the new bridge. After the announcement of the opportunity for all local schools to take part in a visit on the day after the official opening, it was agreed that the passes should go to people from partnership services and agencies who support the school. Starting from Ingliston Park and Ride, the group were transferred to the north side of the bridge where they then walked southwards enjoying views of the Forth Road and Rail bridges. Transfers there and back were by brand new '17 plate' Lothian buses!

On Monday 4 September, the Headteacher joined an audience of 4000 invited guests to witness Her Majesty the Queen, officially open the new bridge in the presence of the First Minister. Entertainment from various Scottish artists and a flypast by the RAF 'Red Arrows' team added to the occasion.

On Tuesday 5 September, Mr Crawford, DHT made sure the whole school of 935 staff and pupils had the opportunity to visit the new crossing and walk partway. The normal timetable was suspended for the morning to spend time in Tutor Groups either walking or taking part in bridge building activities in school. The Edinburgh Evening News and The Courier reported: