Posted: Thu 29th Sep 2016

Ysgol Bro Dinefwr To Have Official Opening

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Sep 29th, 2016

An official ceremony is being held to celebrate the opening of Ysgol Bro Dinefwr at Ffairfach. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

It will take place on the morning of Tuesday, October 4, with a programme of events including the unveiling of a plaque. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Pupils will welcome guests to the ceremony and perform musical items; dignitaries including county council Leader Cllr Emlyn Dole, education Executive Board Member Cllr Gareth Jones and Chair of Governors David Dyer will give addresses. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cllr Dole will also unveil a slate plaque to commemorate the occasion, and Rev Ian Aveson, Vicar of Llandovery, and Rev Michael Sadler, Vicar of Llandeilo, will give blessings. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The opening of the new £30million school, which is being sponsored by contractors Bouygues UK, includes the presentation of a ceremonial key and a Secure by Design certificate. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Headteacher Julie Griffiths will compere the proceedings and give a speech, plus a short tour of the new school. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Bro Dinefwr caters for 1,200 pupils in the area, including a 200 pupil sixth form and 30 place specialist provision for children with additional learning needs. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The category 2B bilingual school was delivered in partnership with the Welsh Government through its 21st Century Schools programme. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

It provides first class accommodation and facilities, plus high quality vocational courses with other Dinefwr schools and Coleg Sir Gar. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cllr Jones said: “We’re very much looking forward to this official opening, pupils have occupied their new building since September and they have settled in very well. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“This is a state of the art school which is what we are aiming to deliver for all pupils in Carmarthenshire.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Ysgol Bro Dinefwr was part of an overall investment of around £70million in schools in the Dinefwr area. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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