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Expansion work now complete on a Cambuslang primary school

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A primary school in Cambuslang has been extended to accommodate the growing number of pupils.Newton Farm primary school has had an additional seven classrooms added, as well as more cloakroom and storage spaces, toilet facilities, another staff office, a general-purpose room and an increase to the dining room.Headteacher Catherine Meechan said: “Everyone is delighted now that the extension has been completed.

The increased space has made the whole school seem even airier and brighter.”The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.

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