After six months of design and deliberation the new badge for the delayed Barony Campus has been revealed.

Late last year, pupils from the schools that are being absorbed by the Barony campus were invited to submit ideas for their new school uniforms and a small working group of pupil representatives and officers from East Ayrshire Council was established to progress with the designs.

Peter Gilchrist, head of the Barony Campus explained: “We had an overwhelming response from our children and young people. I was impressed by the imagination and creativity of many of these ideas; pupils thought long and hard about their local heritage and history and were obviously very keen to see this reflected in their new uniforms.

“We all had our own personal favourites, but ultimately we recognised that our young people needed a simple, modern concept that they would be proud to wear throughout their Barony Campus journey, from early years, through primary and into secondary.” 

The Campus badge incorporates four different elements, each representing one of the new establishments; The Robert Burns Academy, a red rose, Lochnorris Primary School, the original Lochnorris Castle sitting above the Lugar Water, Cherry Trees Early Childhood Centre is represented by cherry blossom and Hillside School has retained its sunshine symbol.

Councillor Fiona Campbell, Cabinet member with responsibility for Lifelong Learning said: “This has been a fascinating process, which has resulted in the creation of a unique identity for a unique Campus, and I’m certain that our young people will be proud to wear this and feel part of something special when the Barony Campus opens later this year.
“Thank you to all the children and young people who provided the inspiration for these designs!”

Building of the campus was paused in March, work is set to resume later this month.