New £5.7million school at Ysgol Carreg Hirfaen


Children in the Cwmann area are enjoying their new £5.7million school at Ysgol Carreg Hirfaen.
This week, they had a visit from senior councillors and officers from Carmarthenshire County Council, to see how they were settling in.
The school, which opened its doors a few weeks ago, caters for children aged between four and 11, and also houses a Cylch Meithrin Coedmor.
It has state of the art facilities and first class accommodation, including a 3G artificial grass pitch, designed for both school and community use.
Ysgol Carreg Hirfaen was delivered through the council’s Modernising Education Programme.
Leader Cllr Emlyn Dole said: “It was wonderful to see for ourselves the excellent facilities the pupils now enjoy in their new building.
“To say they were pleased is an understatement, pupils, staff and governors are all delighted with their new home.
“This is exactly the kind of environment we want to provide for every child in the county and demonstrates what our MEP is all about.”
The school is sited adjacent to the Canolfan Pentref Cwmann, at the heart of the community, both geographically and culturally
The scheme addresses key educational objectives, as well as providing a community resource.
Funding was shared between the council and the Welsh Government, through its 21st Century Schools initiative.
Headteacher Aled Jones Evans said: “It’s a different world for us, the children, parents and staff are over the moon with their new school.
“We are very grateful to everyone involved in making this happen.”

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