Work progresses on new school building for Ysgol Gymraeg Nant Talwg
Published Tuesday 04 February 2014
Due to the demand for pupil places at Ysgol Gymraeg Nant Talwg, a new purpose-built school is being constructed adjacent to the existing facility in Barry.
The modern education facility will ensure that the Vale of Glamorgan Council is on course to achieve its targets for 21st century schools.
Work on site started in November and a turf cutting event was held on Thursday 23 January attended by the Leader of the Vale council, Cllr Neil Moore; Cllr Chris Elmore, Vale Cabinet member for children's services; Jane Hutt AM, Minister for Finance; ISG Director Jon James; Menna Roberts, deputy head teacher; Dylan Jones, head teacher and members of the project team.
To mark the occasion pupils from the school sang a selection of Welsh songs and a presentation was made to the winners of a drawing competition held by ISG.
Cllr Elmore said: “I am delighted to see work underway on the new building for Ysgol Nant Talwg. Like the children, staff and governors I am really looking forward to the opening of the wonderful new building in September.”
The facility will achieve BREEAM Excellence, allowing the children to be educated in a modern energy efficient building with the added benefit of low cost heating and lighting.
The new school is being constructed over 50 weeks and will be completed in time for the start of the new school term in September 2014.