PSYCHOLOGISTS are on site at the various venues and schools hosting Woodmill High School pupils as chidren resume their education this week following the devastating fire.

This morning (Tuesday) rector Sandy McIntosh greeted S1 pupils as they began their first day at the Vine Conference Centre, Garvock.

The new intake had been at Woodmill for just three days since finishing primary school when the fire struck.

Mr McIntosh said: “There were obviously a few nervous faces this morning but these were mainly from the parents. Of course, this is a difficult time for all our young people but particularly for our S1 pupils who had only three days at their new high school before the fire.

“The wellbeing of our children and our staff is very important to us. School psychologists are in at the host venues and schools and have been supporting pupils and staff. We do recognise though that most of our children are very resilient and are coping very well, often more so than the adults.”

The Café Inc. venues have also been welcomed by the whole school community and they will continue until Thursday at the Abbeyview Community Centre and until Friday at Calaiswood School for DAS pupils and their families.

There will be meetings tonight (Tuesday) at 5pm for S2 parents and carers and at 6pm for S3 families. Both meetings will take place at Dunfermline High School. At the meeting, the details of travel arrangements will be given and parents will have an opportunity to raise any questions or concerns.

A meeting is also planned for 6pm tomorrow (Wednesday) at Blairhall Primary School, to talk with the parents and carers there and answer any questions or concerns they might have.

All school transport details will be on the school website later today (Tuesday).

The first Woodmill High pupils were back to school on Monday in their new, temporary classrooms just a week after the devastating fire that has displaced them. 

S5 and S6 pupils were were given a warm welcome by their hosts with a free breakfast at Fife Collge and St Columba's. 

Carrie Lindsay, Executive Director of Education, said: "I'm really pleased to be able to say that the first of our Woodmill High School pupils have begun at their host venues this morning.

"S5 pupils were welcomed to Fife College by Headteacher Sandy McIntosh and Fife College Principal Hugh Hall, and treated to a free breakfast.

"S6 pupils were welcomed to St Columba's by their Headteacher Sandy McIntosh and their host Headteacher Kevin O'Connor and all quickly settled in.

"I cannot thank our colleagues and community enough for the support they have shown in opening up their schools, college and local facilities to make sure that our pupils can continue their learning so soon after such a devastating interruption.

"Different arrangements on Woodmill Road have been made to accommodate the new transport arrangements for all the pupils coming in to the Woodmill and St Columba's school areas. Individiual year groups are being advised of the transport arrangements which have been arranged for them.

"We are continuing to add details to the school website and we will have some FAQs up very soon so I'd ask parents to continue checking there for the latest details.

"I'd just like to finish by thanking the pupils and parents for their patience and understanding as all these arrangements are put in place and start to settle down over the coming days."