Links With Schools
Knockroon - be part of something special
The purchase of Dumfries House and Estate for the nation, by a consortium led by
HRH the Prince of Wales, or the Duke of Rothesay as he is known in Scotland, has
created an opportunity for the regeneration of Cumnock and its neighbouring towns
Both Dumfries House and Knockroon, the sustainable community being constructed nearby,
are developing close links with local schools to ensure that local young people
benefit from them.
Knockroon developers, Hope Homes, are working alongside the Prince’s Charities and
Dumfries House to form long-term connections to local schools.
Michael Russell MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, visits Knockroon
Michael Russell MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, visited Knockroon to find out more about the buzz that’s spreadin... Full story
East Ayrshire Schools Interaction Initiative
East Ayrshire Schools are taking part in an Interaction Initiative during the 2012/2013 sessions and Hope Homes are delighted to be involved in thi... Full story
Drongan Primary School Get Greenfingers
Drongan Primary School recently held the official "opening" of their bottle greenhouse. The children from the Eco Group, assis... Full story
Auchinleck & Cumnock Academies Business Enterprise Skills Centre Celebration Event
We were delighted to take part in the Business Enterprise Skills Centre Celebration Event in conjunction with Cumnock and Auchinleck Academies in J... Full story
Knockroon Enterprise Initiative at Ideal Home Show Scotland 2012
Members of the Knockroon Enterprise Initiative were the main attraction at this year's Ideal Home Show. Pupils from Auchinleck Academy, along w... Full story
Catrine Young Ones Get Close To Nature
Young people of Catrine & district are getting down to grass roots with the help of Catrine Community Enterprise Trust. A number of composter... Full story
Knockroon Enterprise Initiative aids Green Tourism
The sustainable garden products that are being produced and marketed as part of the Knockroon Enterprise Initiative are proving popular with indivi... Full story
Sustainable Garden Products - Knockroon Enterprise Initiative
Hope Homes and East Ayrshire Council have set up an ambitious education programme involving pupils from Auchinleck and Cumnock Academies. You... Full story
Many pupils at both Cumnock and Auchinleck Academies have been taking part in projects linked to Knockroon. One group developed and marketed miniat... Full story
Auchinleck Academy Graphic Design Competition
A competition was held amongst Graphic Design pupils at Auchinleck Academy on a Knockroon theme.
Each student was tasked with d... Full story
Drongan Primary 7s visit Knockroon
40 pupils and staff from Drongan Primary School visited the Knockroon visitor centre and show homes recently as part of the Education Industry... Full story
Sky's the limit for Knockroon Enterprise Initiative
Ian Hope, director of ... Full story
Higher Product Design Visit
Pupils from the Higher Product Design classes of both Auchinleck and Cumnock Academies visited Knockroon on 28th October as part of the links that ... Full story
Street Furniture Designs
Senior pupils from Auchinleck and Cumnock Academies are working together to produce street furniture designs that may eventually be manufactured an... Full story
Cumnock Academy Higher Graphic Design Competition
A competition was held amongst Higher Graphic Design pupils at Cumnock Academy on a Knockroon theme.
Each student was tasked with designi... Full story
Wellington School, Ayr
The development team behind the Knockroon development in Cumnock, Hope Homes and ZeroC, gave a presentation on 'Sustainability at Knockroo... Full story
Dragons Den at Auchinleck Academy
On Wednesday 23rd March, S3 pupils at Auchinleck Academy entered the Dragons Den, but Duncan Bannatyne, Peter Jones and Theo Paphitis we... Full story
Ayr Academy Visit to Burns View
Kirsty and Liam, two work experience pupils from Auchinleck Academy, helped with the preparation work for a site visit by pupils from Ayr Academy. ... Full story
Hope Homes Help Out with Craigengillan Fort
A fort has been built on Craigengillan Estate near Dalmellington for use by the Army Cadets, Air Cadets and Sea Cadets.
Hope Homes have been he... Full story
St Patrick’s Primary
Gillian Steele of Hope Homes’ marketing department was recently invited to visit the Primary 3/4 class at St Patrick's Primary School in ... Full story
Hope Homes provide work placements for secondary school pupils each year.
This year Kirsty Stobbs, Liam Douglas and Heather Hogg spent a week w... Full story
Ochiltree Primary School children are doing their bit for the environment.
The children, with the help of teachers and volunteer helpers from P... Full story
Pupils Get Planting
Pupils from both Cumnock and Auchinleck Academies helped plant trees at Knockroon on a cold, sleety day. Great fun was had by all despite the weath... Full story