Mindless vandalism at primary school condemned

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VANDALS who wrecked a £5,000 bike shelter at Wester Cleddens Primary School have been slammed.

The facility was partly funded as a result of fundraising by pupils and parents as part of the Pedal For Scotland event last year.

Elaine Tennant, co-chairwoman of Wester Cleddens Parent Council, said: “The children have been really upset by this and they just simply cannot understand why someone would go out their way to destroy something which they, the children, have raised money for and have taken particular pride in.”

Paul Meehan, head teacher of Wester Cleddens Primary, added: “To see the disillusionment on the faces of the pupils who had contributed so much to have their bike racks installed was heartbreaking. How do you explain to young children the reasons for mindless vandalism?”

Councillor Alan Moir said: “There is absolutely no excuse for this mindless behaviour and I do hope there is some chance of identifying the individuals involved and I would ask our local community, particularly over the longer summer nights, to report such reckless behaviour to the police. In the meantime I’m hoping we can identify a way to repair the damage.”

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