Pupils see the benefit of new Ysgol Maes y Gwendraeth
Pupils are already seeing the benefits of a new £18.4million development at Ysgol Maes y Gwendraeth.
The scheme, which is being carried out in two phases, includes a new two storey design and technology and science block, linked to the existing building.
A new sports hall will house four badminton courts, together with an adjoining classroom and changing rooms.
An energy centre is being constructed, and external work includes a new school entrance, hard play areas, car park, bus parking area and games courts.
Phase two will comprise the refurbishment of various areas within the existing buildings together with re-modelling of playing fields.
It is expected that phase one will be completed before the summer holidays which will allow the school to occupy the new buildings from this September.
The investment at Ysgol Maes Y Gwendraeth is being made through Carmarthenshire County Council’s Modernising Education Programme.
It follows the reorganisation of Maes yr Yrfa and Gwendraeth Secondary schools as part of the Transformation of Education in the Dinefwr area.
Ysgol Maes Y Gwendraeth is being delivered in partnership with the Welsh Government through its 21st Century Schools programme.
Leader Cllr Kevin Madge and education executive board member Cllr Keith Davies were part of a group that visited the site recently to check on progress.
Cllr Madge said: “It’s great to see the difference that this investment is already making at the school.
“I was very impressed with the new sports hall which will provide first class facilities for pupils.”
Cllr Davies added: “It’s wonderful to visit the schools and see for ourselves what a difference the MEP and this investment is making, for pupils, staff, governors and the communities.”