October 21, 2022
Mother and father of potential pupils have had the prospect to tour the event of a brand new Welsh language faculty in Welshpool as they think about instructional choices for his or her youngsters.
Ysgol Gymraeg Y Trallwng hosted an open day highlighting the advantages of a bilingual schooling within the trendy institution.
The day, organized by the college, Powys County Council and major contractor Wynne Development, gave mother and father the chance to tour the brand new web site and discuss to headteachers in regards to the schooling within the Welsh language.
The college is at present present process a large-scale redevelopment to accommodate 150 pupils together with provisions for early years and group amenities, with the design additionally preserving components of the historic Ysgol Maesydre constructing.
Bodelwyddan-based Wynne Development is main the development venture, which began in November 2021 after being appointed by Powys County Council.
Alison Hourihane, Head of Social Worth at Wynne Development, mentioned: “Wynne is totally dedicated to delivering robust socio-economic alternatives within the areas by which we construct, which is why we had been delighted to work with Powys on this nice step ahead for schooling within the Area.
“We had been happy to welcome expectant mother and father to the positioning to focus on the worth of a contemporary, first-class schooling in Welsh, in addition to to showcase the nice work of our crew up to now.
“Work on web site to supply top quality and sustainable educating house within the space is progressing properly, and we stay up for welcoming college students to the brand new amenities within the close to future. »
As a part of Wynne and Powys’ dedication to attaining web zero on its buildings, the college’s redevelopment included quite a few Passivhaus requirements into the development aimed toward lowering power consumption and retaining warmth.
The trendy facility, which will even incorporate the historic Grade II listed Ysgol Maesydre web site, is about to be among the many first licensed hybrid Passivhaus initiatives within the UK.
Angharad Davies, Director of Ysgol Gymraeg Y Trallwng, mentioned: “The worth of a Welsh language schooling for kids is more and more acknowledged by mother and father who need to be certain that their youngsters can take pleasure in the advantages of being bilinguals and the countless alternatives related to a Welsh schooling. .
“We’ve got had the pleasure of welcoming mother and father seeking to assist their youngsters take step one into Welsh language schooling and to reply urgent questions in regards to the system and the way we’re finest positioned to assist their youngsters.
“Discussions between present mother and father, college students and mother and father have been extraordinarily helpful. Thanks to everybody concerned.”
The venture, which has been partly supported by the Welsh Authorities’s Sustainable Communities for Studying scheme, will assist the council implement its technique to rework schooling in Powys, which was up to date earlier this 12 months. .
This system goals to rework the educational expertise of scholars to make sure they’re taught within the trendy amenities wanted to assist the supply of the Welsh curriculum.
Cllr Pete Roberts, Powys County Council Cupboard Member for a Studying Powys, mentioned: “We’re dedicated to enhancing entry to Welsh language provision in any respect key levels of schooling in Powys. and need to improve alternatives for kids and youth within the county, and people shifting to the county, to turn out to be totally bilingual.
“The brand new construct of Ysgol Gymraeg Y Trallwng is a crucial venture to assist us obtain this and ship on our Welsh strategic plan in schooling.”
To seek out out extra about Welsh schooling in Powys, go to Bilingual vacation spot.
For extra details about Wynne Development, go to www.wynneconstruction.co.uk