School’s £4m top-class makeover is com­plete

Llanelli Star - - LETTERS - Robert Lloyd [email protected]­ 07765 287910

WORK has been com­pleted on a full re­fur­bish­ment of Ys­gol Pon­ty­berem.

The £4 mil­lion in­vest­ment in­cluded the to­tal re­fur­bish­ment and re­mod­elling of the school in­clud­ing a new roof, floors and walls.

Work started in July 2017 by lo­cal devel­op­ers Lloyd and Grav­ell.

The project was by Car­marthen­shire Coun­cil and the Welsh Govern­ment’s 21st Cen­tury Schools pro­gramme and is part of the coun­cil’s Mod­ernising Ed­u­ca­tion Pro­gramme which aims to


give ev­ery child ac­cess to first-class fa­cil­i­ties.

In­ter­nal works in­cluded a com­plete re­con­fig­u­ra­tion of the build­ing with new floors and ceil­ings, in­stal­la­tion of a lift plat­form for wheel­chair users, up­dat­ing elec­tri­cal equip­ment and a new ven­ti­la­tion sys­tem.

In ad­di­tion, the build­ing un­der­went a full dec­o­rat­ing pro­gramme, and spe­cial­ist rooms were cre­ated for ad­di­tional learn­ing needs, de­sign and tech­nol­ogy and art.

An of­fi­cial open­ing will be held in July.

The Car­marthen­shire Coun­cil ex­ec­u­tive board mem­ber re­spon­si­ble for ed­u­ca­tion, coun­cil­lor Glynog Davies, said: “It was great to see the trans­for­ma­tion at Ys­gol Pon­ty­berem, it looks like we have cre­ated a new school and more im­por­tantly now pro­vides the kind of high-qual­ity learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment which we are cre­at­ing through the Mod­ernising Ed­u­ca­tion Pro­gramme.”

CATHOLIC: Lady Star of the Sea, Burry Port,

Ys­gol Pon­ty­berem has un­der­gone a £4 mil­lion re­fur­bish­ment.

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