On Wednesday, June 17, 2009, the Post reported...

St Columba’s High has seen thousands of pupils come and go, as well as hundreds of teachers, since it opened in 1961. But rest assured those 48 years were never dull...

The Drumry school will be closing its doors for the last time on June 26, 2009, and is being demolished.

Pupils will be moving to the new St Peter the Apostle super school next term.

Suzy Whoriskey, 17, said: “St Columba’s will always be my school especially because I’m only going to St Peter’s for one year. I have always enjoyed this school, I get up in the morning happy to be coming here.”

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The new school, which will see St Columba’s merging with St Andrew’s, has all the latest technology.

Every classroom has an interactive board and there are state-of-the-art computer suites, technology workshops and science labs. But even though they will be moving to a modern building, the pupils and staff of St Columba’s cannot help but be nostalgic about the passing of the school to which they have all given so much.

And although they are all excited about the big move now, when the new school was first proposed not everyone was sold on the idea.

Many parents wanted to keep two separate schools and there were also concerns about moving St Eunan’s Primary on to the same campus as the high school, as well as using a Public Private Partnership (PPP) to fund the school build.

But despite the protests, the new school went ahead as part of a £71m project to build both St Peter the Apostle and a new Clydebank High.