An independent school in Glasgow has re-opened in temporary premises – almost four weeks after fire destroyed its main building in the Yorkhill area. Up to 60 pupils were led to safety after the blaze broke out at the Glasgow Steiner School on 26 March.
The school is now operating out of West George College, formerly Kelvinhaugh Primary School, in Sandyford Street.
Lower school pupils returned on Monday. No date has yet been set for the Kindergarten re-opening.
School manager Catherine Turner said that an incredible amount of hard work had been done to allow the school to re-open. She said: “Our own staff and parents have been absolutely tremendous – the support we’ve had has been just amazing. “The work has been very hard. It’s all come together and the school is looking great. The building looks very good and we’re ready for the children to come back.”
On its website, the Steiner School said it had been “overwhelmed by all the messages and offers of support we have received”.
The statement said: “We are particularly grateful to the owners, board and staff of West George College, who stepped in with an extremely generous offer of accommodation and have helped in so many ways to make this viable.
“Glasgow University have generously donated and delivered furniture to equip our classrooms and joinery expertise to create new blackboards.
“Our amazing parents and staff have painted, cleaned, sanded and done a thousand other jobs to bring our new home to life.”
The Steiner building in Lumsden Street was destroyed by the fire last month. At the height of the blaze, 55 firefighters and 10 appliances were deployed to prevent the fire spreading.