All smiles at new Trimsaran Community Primary School
Trimsaran Community Primary School is the latest school to be delivered through Carmarthenshire County Council’s Modernising Education Programme.
The £6.8 million new building opened its doors September 2017 and caters for children aged between 3 to 11, with 30 nursery places and a Flying Start facility.
It has state of the art facilities and first class accommodation designed for both school and community use.
The building was jointly funded between the County Council and Welsh Government through the 21stCentury Schools initiative.
Already, the new school has achieved a BREEAM Excellent rating and is a Passivhaus accredited building.
Trimsaran headteacher, Sharon Owen said: “The building has been a dream for a number of years and, with much pride, we realize that dream.
The education provided at the school has always been a strength and today, with new resources and facilities, we see our pupils thrive with renewed eagerness and enthusiasm so that they achieve their potential in a learning environment suitable for the 21stCentury.”
Initially the site posed significant design challenges due to a sloping site which slopes steeply, from north to south, over roughly two hundred metres. The design team overcame these challenges and created unique outdoor areas including external walkways with direct access to the external MUGA.
The council’s executive board member for education, Cllr Glynog Davies said: “It’s wonderful to see for ourselves the difference that this investment has made. Our ambition is for every child in the county to have access to first class facilities and accommodation.”