A SPECIAL school run by charity Diverse Abilities is getting a makeover thanks to the generosity of its new neighbours.

Langside School has been painted and is set to receive closeboard fencing, railings, traffic calming and a low wall flood defence.

Colten Care, which will open the Bourne View care home next door to the Langside Avenue school next year, has also contributed funding towards the school's new sensory room.

School Principal Jonathan Seaward said: "We work extremely hard with the resources we have for the benefit of children with profound and multiple learning disabilities and it is just fantastic to know we have support in this aim from our new neighbours at Bourne View.

"They came to us with the offer of contributing funds for the sensory room and doing the other works to improve our environment and we were only too glad to accept."

Langside School provides education, therapy and nursing support for up to 28 pupils aged two to 19.