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Keep Whec as a school

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Recently the council have unveiled plans to change catchment areas for both primary and secondary schools and to demolish two secondary schools (Wester Hailes Education Centre and Currie Community High School) and build a new school in their place.  Whilst it is true that both need repairs that means the council should temporarily cut funding from other aspects of their work not that both schools should be abandoned (and most likely sold to housing developers). WHEC is a well known school opened by The Queen herself back in October 1974.  Not only would it affect WHEC, it would affect the community. The swimming pool, the leisure facilities and more would cease to exist. Just think if there was no school in Wester Hailes. Every student would need to get the bus or a car there. What happens if there is a family that struggle with money? How do you expect them to get there? . All these children would have to get to their new schools by bus, car or other non eco-friendly methods of transportation unless they were to use a bike on a busy road. At 8:00 - 8:30 on a weekday morning many people are on there way to work meaning children will most likely have to leave earlier than usual in the morning. There are no shops near the proposed sites meaning children who don’t like school dinners or packed lunches can’t get a good lunch for example we have a Brunch,Greggs and home bargains..... Also to add what about the Art room the only school in Scotland who was recently visited by the the next queen Elizabeth.

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