Work continues with the refurbishment project in Home Economics. Reconstruction will see a new state of the art training kitchen installed. Work began in late June and the contractors anticipated that refurbishment would have been completed before the start of term. However, delays occurred to allow safe asbestos removal and in August Highland Council insisted that the Home Economics department should have a new re-laid roof in order to prevent leaks occurring on the newly installed kitchen. This has coincided with a health and safety requirement for improved air extraction in the new kitchen.
This means that construction work has not yet finished and our new training facility is still some way off completion. Unfortunately, we have had to close off our entire department over the past four weeks in order to allow safe access for contractors and to ensure the safety of pupils.
It is anticipated that work should be completed soon and we are delighted that pupils and staff will get back into all our other HE classrooms from Thursday 11th September. In the meantime HE pupils have been undertaking non-practical work. Pupils and staff have been remarkably patient and understanding with this situation but will be very relieved to get back into their class rooms finally.
Our Albert Roux Homecoming Dinner is still scheduled for Monday 10th November when we also hope that Mr Roux will officially open the new kitchen named in his honour.
If you have any queries or concerns about this project please do not hesitate to contact the school.