We have now completed consultation with pupils, parents/carers and staff and, as you know, we had around 40 suggestions for our new name.
Across both schools, 216 votes were cast (approximately 20% uptake) and a “top” six names were identified. These suggestions have now been submitted to North Ayrshire’s Elected Members who will discuss this at their cabinet meeting on Tuesday 6th December 2016. They will be given a presentation by pupils on our consultation process and will then choose our name. We hope to have this information by Christmas.
Next Week, children and families will be asked to put forward ideas for a new uniform. You will be asked to suggest a main colour (e.g. for sweatshirts) and a second colour (e.g. for trousers, skirts). We will also be looking for designs for a new tie and, perhaps a school tartan.
I know that there will be lots of ideas and designs and I look forward to seeing them.
SCHOOL BADGE AND MOTTO
Once we have our new name, we will then begin the process of designing a badge. Watch this space!
Thank you to everyone that has taken time to vote. The results will be announced soon.
Here are the suggestions received and the reasons behind them.
|Largs Primary/Campus||Simple, straight forward name.|
|Largs Campus of Excellence and Achievement for all.||What we are aiming to be.|
|Greeto Falls Primary||Local Largs beauty spot.|
|Clydeview Primary||The position of the new school has a beautiful view of the River Clyde.|
|Quad Rocks Primary||Four schools coming together – and you can see the “Quad Rocks”.|
|Alexander Primary||The school is behind Alexander Avenue.
Named after Alexander of Dundonald, Steward of Scotland, who commanded the Scottish force during the Battle of Largs in 1263.
|Pencil View Primary||The monument to commemorate the Battle of Largs.|
|Thistle Primary/Campus||Largs Thistle Football Club.|
|Inverclyde View/Point||Built beside Inverclyde Sports Centre.|
|Melrose Grammar School||An entry on the Battle of Largs can be found in the “Chronicles of Melrose” in Melrose Abbey.|
|Hillside Primary/Campus||The school is sitting at the foot of the hills of Largs.|
|Valhalla Primary||There is such a Viking connection to Largs and Valhalla is the Viking heaven.|
|Noddsdale Primary||Burn that flows from the north of Largs into the Clyde.|
|Noddleburn Primary||Burn that flows from the north of Largs into the Clyde.|
|Montgomerie Primary||Sir Robert Montgomerie built Skelmorlie Aisle of Largs Old Kirk in 1636. The beginnings of Largs were built around this church.|
|GoGo Primary||Kelburn Primary School is south of Largs & Brisbane is to the North. The Gogo Burn runs down the middle. It’s also a fun name.|
|Viking Primary/Campus||Strong historical connection between Largs and Vikings.|
|Sir Thomas MacDougall Brisbane Primary||In memory of this famous ‘Largsonian’.|
|Abby Kane Primary||In recognition of Abby who is an inspiration to all children, not just those in Largs.|
|Waverley Primary||Named after the paddlesteamer that can regularly be seen from Largs.|
|Malin/Malin Head Primary||Malin Head is the northern most point of Ireland. The weather station there provides the shipping forecast for Largs and the Clyde.|
|Firth of Clyde Primary||Largs is situated here.|
|Arran View Academy||Views over to Arran.|
|New Burn/New Bane||New Kelburn/Brisbane.|
|The Slopes Education and Learning Campus||Original name for Largs in Gaelic “An Leargaidh” means “the slopes”.|
|Knockhill Primary||Surrounding area of Largs.|
|The (Sir Robert) Montgomerie & Douglas Academy||The merger of our two schools can be likened to the marriage of the Montgomerie & Douglas Clans. Sir Robert Montgomerie then built “Skelmorlie Aisle” in Largs.|
|Torrance Primary||Named after golfer, Sam Torrance.|
|Friendship School||Everyone will join together to be friends.|
|Briskelmary’s||All of the primary schools combined.|
|Clyde Muirshiel Campus||The area of land that it’s built on.|
|Kelvin Grammar/Primary||Lord Kelvin was a Scottish Scientist who lived in Largs and was an Elder in St. Columba’s Church in Largs. Naming him in the new school would be a fitting tribute to education.|
|Cauld Academy||It will be situated below the Cauld Rocks (Quad Rocks as locals call them) and you will be able to see the rocks from the school.|
|Largs Unity Campus||Unity – The state of being united or joined as a whole.|
|Brisburn Primary||Brisbane & Kelburn joining as one school.|
|Largs Education Centre||A place of learning for pupils of all ages and abilities in Largs.|
|Middleton Primary||Due to the history of Middleton Farm and also the fact it references ‘middle’ – points to the fact we are all having to compromise and “meet in the middle”.|
|Clyde Campus||The school will look onto the River Clyde.|
|Largs Bay Campus/School||Largs Bay fits nicely onto the new school emblem/badge/uniform. The town of Largs is on a bay.|
|Learg Primary||Largs probably comes from the Gaelic word learg, this means grassy slope.|
Aerial Photographs of the new school site taken by a drone.