Important milestone in the new Ysgol y Garnedd project

Date: 01/08/2019
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An important milestone in the new Ysgol y Garnedd building project was reached recently, and to mark the start of the steel work going up, pupils had the chance to sign parts of the structure that will form the frame of the new school.


A group of pupils from Ysgol y Garnedd, Coed Mawr and Glanadda, alongside Councillor Cemlyn Rees Williams, Cabinet Member for Education, Councillor Edgar Wyn Owen, the Council’s Chairman, and Headteacher, Llion Williams, signed the steelwork on Friday morning.


Councillor Cemlyn Rees Williams, Gwynedd Council’s Cabinet Member for Education said:


“Being able to see the new school developing at such a pace is very exciting. We are very pleased to be able to invest in a new facility of the highest standard for the pupils and it was so pleasing to see their enthusiasm during the visit.”


The new build will provide a new, modern, purpose built school for pupils, and is part of a wider project to reorganise primary education in the Bangor area.


A total of £12.7 million in being invested by Gwynedd Council and the Welsh Government, to build a new school for Ysgol y Garnedd with a capacity of 420, and to extend and refurbish Ysgol y Faenol, with a capacity of 315.


Alex Read, Director of the new school’s contractor, Read Construction, added:


“We were thrilled to welcome the future pupils and teachers to the new school site to mark this milestone event. It was exciting for all involved to see the progress made on site, and acknowledge another step forward to gaining their new 21st Century School.”


Cabinet Secretary for Education, Kirsty Williams AM said: “I’m pleased to hear that the new Ysgol y Garnedd project has reached this exciting milestone.


“Through the 21st Century Schools and Education Programme we are investing alongside local authorities to create buildings that are well-designed, safe and energy-efficient, that meet the needs of learners, teachers and the wider community and are truly befitting of the 21st Century.


“Once completed, this new school building will support young learners in the Bangor area to reach their potential, fundamentally changing the learning environment for learners.”


The new school is due to open its doors in September 2020.


PHOTOGRAPH:  Pupils from Ysgol y Garnedd, Coed Mawr and Glanadda, with Councillor Cemlyn Williams, Cabinet Member for Education; Gwynedd Council Chairman, Councillor Edgar Owen and representatives from contractor, Read Construction