A NEW extension to a Glasgow school was officially opened today by First Minister Humza Yousaf.

The Bellarmine addition to St Paul’s High School in the southside will help address capacity challenges in the Greater Pollok area, which has one of the highest number of pupils in any city ward.

It includes 14 state-of-the-art classrooms, as well as new sports changing facilities.

The old Blaise sports pitch has also been upgraded to an all-weather, multi-use games area for students to enjoy.

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Lisa Pierotti, head teacher of St Paul’s High School, said: “I couldn’t be more delighted with our new extension. This is exactly what our young people and our school community deserve.

“With a rising roll, our original building was jam-packed and there was not enough space. This state-of-the-art extension will offer more accommodation and make sure that our aim for excellent learning and teaching for all our young people is maintained.”

Yousaf said it was "a pleasure" to be joining staff and pupils for the official opening.

"The development and delivery of this project has been exemplary, despite circumstantial challenges, and the results look fantastic," he said.

“Over my years as the local MSP, I have loved having the opportunity to meet and get to know St Paul's pupils. At their annual high school elections they give us real politicians a run for our money, with a palpable pride in their school and a passion to improve the wider communities they live in.

“I am delighted that this will allow the school to continue to expand their roll and support more pupils through their secondary education journey.”