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Cabinet Member visits site of new school to inspect progress


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Cabinet Member visits site of new school to inspect progress

Cllr Garffild Lewis, Conwy’s Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, visited Dolgarrog this week to see how construction of the new area school is progressing.

The new £3.8m school will replace Ysgol Dolgarrog, Ysgol Tal y Bont, and Ysgol Trefriw. 

Cllr Lewis was met on site by contractors K&C, Mrs Karen Lloyd Owen (Head Teacher), and pupils from Ysgol Dolgarrog and Tal y Bont.

After visiting the site, Cllr Garffild Lewis, said:  “The building is taking shape and is already looking great. Over the past 5 years, through the Welsh Government’s 21st Century schools programme (Band A), we have invested over £19m into building and refurbishing Conwy’s schools so that we can provide educational and recreational facilities that reflect both the pupils’ needs and the teaching aspirations.”

“I’m delighted that we’re able to invest in this excellent school, to allow the governors and staff to provide high quality education and support, in new buildings that will be fit for purpose.”

Following suggestions from the community, parents, and pupils, the Temporary Governing Body have named the new school Ysgol Dyffryn yr Enfys. 

Headteacher Karen Lloyd Owen, said: “This is an exciting time for our communities. It’s fantastic to see the new building coming along. We can look forward to the future knowing that we can provide our children with a 21st century education in a 21st century school.”

The next few weeks will see the windows, external doors, guttering and downspouts being installed.  In addition, internal work is continuing with the plaster-boarding of rooms, and cabling.

The Welsh Government’s Education Secretary, Kirsty Williams, said “I am happy to receive news that work at the new ‘Ysgol Dyffryn Enfys’ site in Dolgarrog, is progressing well.

“The 21st Century Schools and Education Programme has allowed us to invest alongside local authorities to create buildings that are well-designed and meets the needs of learners, teachers and the wider community; making them truly befitting of the 21st Century.

“It is also great to hear that pupils, staff and the local community have all had a part to play in the design of the new school, and have come up with its fantastic new name”

Ysgol Dyffryn yr Enfys is scheduled to open to pupils in September 2019.

More information, photos, and newsletters available at www.conwy.gov.uk/caerhunandtrefriw

Posted on 10/10/2018

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