A petition calling for significant capital investment in Kilwinning Academy has been handed in to North Ayrshire Council.
The petition, organised by Councillor Joe Cullinane and Kilwinning Academy Parent Council, was signed by 1291 people by Thursday (7th October) afternoon when it was handed. A further 9 people have signed it since taking the total to 1300.
The campaign was launched to make the case for Kilwinning Academy to receive investment from North Ayrshire Council’s ongoing review of Education.
During the campaign it was revealed that the school has received less capital investment than every other secondary school in North Ayrshire.
The petition will be fed straight into the review of Education as well as planning for the Council’s Capital Budget rather than the normal process of petitions being presented to the Scrutiny and Petitions Committee.
After handing in the petition Kilwinning Academy Parent Council issued the following statement.
“We would like to thank everybody who has supported the campaign. We are delighted that, in a short space of time, we have managed to get so many people to sign our petition. This wouldn’t have been possible without the support of people throughout Kilwinning who shared the campaign with family and friends and we are very grateful for their support.”
“We firmly believe that the success of the petition has shown that the people of Kilwinning want to see investment in their secondary school to provide the best opportunities to our young people. The comments that people left on the petition website highlighted that there is groundswell of opinion in the town that the school has suffered from under investment over many decades and we very much hope that North Ayrshire Council will take this on board and put in place a plan for significant investment in the school in the near future.”