Start of new school year

Published on Wednesday 14 August 2019

As we start the new school year, Angus Council’s Children and Learning Convener, Councillor Derek Wann extends a warm welcome to young people, families, carers and teaching staff.

Councillor Wann said: “I’m delighted to welcome everyone back to the start of a new school year. I hope you enjoyed the summer, even if the weather was a bit of a mixed bag!

“I’d also like to extend a warm welcome to all of the new children and their families who are joining us this year.  We enjoyed a very successful year and we look forward to another fantastic year of learning ahead.

“As we welcome a new school term and the opportunity for a fresh start, it is an opportunity for everyone to review their travel arrangements to and from school. I’d like to take this opportunity to encourage parents and carers to walk to school, where possible, and if it is not possible, to park legally and finish their journey on foot.

“Today marks the start of our Safely to School social media campaign to help raise awareness of this issue. Our parking enforcement team and Police Scotland cannot be outside every school every day, so we need the assistance of parents to reduce the use of cars around our schools and make improper parking outside of schools unacceptable.”

1229 pupils are expected start school today and eight sets of twins are due to start P1.