The new multi-million-pound Y Pant Comprehensive School has been officially opened by First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones.
It is the latest Rhondda Cynon Taf Council 21st Century Schools project to be completed within the County Borough, providing the very best education facilities for staff, pupils and the wider community.
The new sustainable energy efficient school is built and ‘future proofed’ to deliver a new and inclusive curriculum for Wales that incorporates fantastic science, art, food technology and design technology teaching spaces.
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The school is equipped with an infrastructure that enables digital learning, 21st Century teaching classroom spaces, a lecture theatre, modern dining facilities, a new learning resource centre, a main hall as well as Sixth Form provision complete with a barista style coffee shop.
The new £24.1million school also incorporates a state of the art multi-use games area and an all-weather and floodlit 3G pitch benefitting both the school and the local community, along with the creation of two grass pitches for football and rugby.
First Minister Carwyn Jones, said: “It is my privilege as First Minister to officially open the fantastic new Y Pant Comprehensive School, which has been supported with nearly £12million from the Welsh Government.
“It has been good to speak with pupils and hear first hand how the state-of-the-art facilities are helping them learn, feel inspired, and get the most out of the school day.”
Cllr Joy Rosser, Cabinet Member for Education and Lifelong Learning, said: “It is wonderful to celebrate the completion of the Council’s latest 21st Century Schools project, which once again highlights our commitment to education across the County Borough.
“The investment in the new school for Y Pant, jointly funded by Welsh Government has seen dilapidated buildings and temporary inefficient portable cabins replaced by state of the art facilities fit for the 21st Century.
“It is a project that we are all proud of and which I am sure will benefit so many young people in the Pontyclun area, now and in the future.
“Y Pant is the latest school to benefit from this investment and positive progress continues to be made with 21st Century school programme projects in Porth, Treorchy, Tonypandy, Ferndale, Tonyrefail and Cwmaman; whilst a further bid for funding has been submitted to Welsh Goverment to deliver improvements to schools across the County."
Find out more about the Council’s 21st Century Schools programme, including works completed and ongoing projects
Posted on Thursday 21st September 2017