It is the end of an era for a Dundee school after workers moved in to start demolition.
Rosebank Primary School on Weavers Lane, affectionately known by generations of pupils as “The Rosie”, closed its doors for the last time in June.
In August, pupils from the school moved into the new £16 million Coldside Campus on Ann Street which is also now home to Our Lady’s Primary and Frances Wright Nursery School.
Rosebank Primary opened its doors to pupils in 1976 on the site of the old Ann Street Primary School.
It had a radical open-plan design, cost half a million pounds to build and was a year and a half in construction, catering for 300 children.
Head teacher Jennifer Heffell said, although the demolition of the building was sad, there was a lot to look forward to in the new school.
Ms Heffell said: “I have only been head teacher at the school for a year but I became very aware that it was very much part of the community.
“We are now going to take every opportunity provided to us by the new campus.
“However, what we have taken with us from the old school to this one is the small school ethos we carried in the former building.
“We aim to retain that and there is an excellent opportunity for us to do that as we are the first new campus in the city to have a community centre as part of the new building.”
Ms Heffell said that the saddest day for staff and pupils, past and present, was the day the former Rosebank building closed its doors and everyone left accompanied by a piper.
She said that it was’t only the ethos of the school that had moved to the new campus – but also a blackboard from the old premises which features the signatures of staff and pupils.
Ms Heffell said: “That’s now in the new school and a reminder of our days in the old building.”
Principal teacher Alison Mullay has taught at Rosebank Primary since she qualified 30 years ago in 1988.
She said: “I took up my post there in August of that year just after I qualified so I saw very many changes at the school over the years.
“I am now teaching the children of pupils I taught many years ago. It’s been nice to see different generations of families.”
After learning of the move, pupils at the school wrote a poem about the famous old school which, teachers say, helped to showcase all that was good about the place.
Ms Heffell added: “The words in the poem sum up the feelings everyone has for their old school – it is more than bricks and glass.
“It’s people – present, future, past.
“We’re moving on but I know I’ll take this school wherever I go in the future.”
One prominent former pupil is Lieutenant Hugh McKenzie, who was killed in action in Flanders near Passchendaele in October 1917.
He had a plaque in his honour in the former building.
At one point Rosebank was being considered as the possible site for the new women’s custody unit, however it will be built on the site of Our Lady’s Primary instead.