School keep out

28th September 2007 at 01:00
The builders of the replacement St Fillan's Primary in Glasgow must think pupils in Cathcart are extra keen to come to school. They've put up "No schoolchildren" notices at the gates, despite the fact that the school clearly still a building site is not due to open until March 2008.

Contractors City Building have also delivered a newsletter to residents which holds a warning for staff and pupils when they finally are allowed in: "We have faced many challenges during the construction, not least of which has been the construction of roof structures. There are several different roof planes on this build with lots of different finishes and methods of construction. This has required the co-ordination and co-operation of several different specialist trades in order for it all to come together to make a watertight structure."

Bearing in mind the basic law of school roofs, these words translate loosely as: "Order plenty of buckets to catch the drips from the new roof when the school opens in March."

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