Vandals target Fraserburgh primary school

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The head teacher of a Fraserburgh primary school has spoken out after vandals targeted her school two nights in a row this week.

South Park Primary School had the door and window of its outside shed broken and the plants in their outdoor area uprooted in a series of attacks on Monday and Tuesday night.

Carol Irvine, Head Teacher of South Park School, said: “Really disappointing to see our school damaged and vandalised in this away.

“We appreciate it is an open space which can be used by the general public but expect it to be treated with some respect.”

She continued: “It is a learning environment which has a variety of resources which pupils form Nursery to P7 use to enhance their learning experiences, many aspects of which are being ruined by thoughtless acts.”

Local councillors were also quick to condemn the actions of vandals targeting the school.

Charles Buchan, Councillor for Fraserburgh and District, said: “This destructive behaviour is so immature, and is so disappointing to the little children attending the nursery.

“They need a settled, secure environment, and these interruptions to learning hold the children back, not to mention the expense and time-wasting to the school.”

Fellow Fraserburgh and District Councillor Brian Topping said: ““It’s really extremely disappointing and I’m quite angry that someone wants to vandalise and damage a school.

“I would encourage anyone who may have seen anything suspicious or has any information to get in touch with the Police.”

Ms Irvine has also commented that the school see’s a rise in these types of attacks at this time of year and has asked those living in the houses surrounding the school to be extra vigilant.

She said: “We want people surrounding the school to be aware that this is going on and to report it.”