Pupils take sneaky peak at their brand new school

Youngsters planning to move into two brand new schools being built in the Vale of Clwyd have been given another opportunity to see how the work is progressing, as the building work enters its final stage.

New school buildings and facilities  for Ysgol Pen Barras and Rhos Street School in Ruthin are being developed on a shared site at Glasdir. They will replace the current buildings located on Rhos Street.

The overall cost of the project is estimated to be £11.2 million, with the project funded by Denbighshire County Council through its 21st Century Schools programme and the Welsh Government. Wynne Construction is the main contractor for the building work.

Councillor Huw Hilditch-Roberts, Cabinet Lead Member for Education, Children, Young People and the Welsh Language, said: “This is such an exciting opportunity for the children to see for themselves how the work is progressing. Every time you drive past you notice something different on the site.

“We have held school visits to the site before, as part of our commitment to involving pupils in the development and their reaction is always one of sheer excitement.

“Now with the building works entering the final stages, we look forward to the brand new schools being completed ahead of the opening in April.  This project has really taken shape and marks a significant investment in education in the Ruthin area”.

Alison Hourihane, Business and Community Development Manager, Wynne Construction said: “We are delighted to welcome the children to visit the site and familiarise themselves with their new school and its surroundings.  During the tour, we will look at the building plans and highlight the types of construction skills involved in the build.  They will also see the workforce in action”. 


Posted on Tuesday 23rd January 2018