Posted: Sat 8th Oct 2016

New Science Block Opens At School

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Saturday, Oct 8th, 2016

Celebrations have been taking place as Coedcae School opens its new science block. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The new build is the first of two phases to be completed as part of a £6.7 million investment under the council’s Modernising Education Programme (MEP). ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Phase two is now underway to refurbish the existing school. Improvements to transport and pedestrian access are also planned with covered walkways throughout the site. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Work is expected to take 12 months to complete with half the funding for the scheme coming from a Welsh Government grant, through its 21st Century Schools initiative, and the other half from the council’s MEP. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Education executive board member, Cllr Gareth Jones said: “We’re thrilled to be able to provide this first class facility for the pupils of Coedcae School. This major investment will not only improve the school’s overall condition, but it will offer a sustainable future for the 1100 pupils it accommodates.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The investment at Coedcae follows major schemes in Llanelli over recent years, including the building of new schools at Ffwrnes, Maes y Morfa, Brynsierfel, Ysgol y Felin, Bryn and Brynteg, and improvements plus extensions at others including Swiss Valley, Llannon, Halfway, Ysgol Y Strade and Glan y Môr. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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