Children from Cwmaman have given their new school the seal of approval by signing the steel framework on their latest visit to the site.
They were joined by Cabinet Member for Education and Lifelong Learning, Councillor Joy Rosser, on a visit to check on the progress being made with the new £7.2Million Community School which will replace Cwmaman Infants and Glynhafod Junior Schools from September 2018.
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The new Community School for Cwmaman is being funding through the Council's #RCTinvest programme and via the Welsh Government's 21st Century Schools and Education Programme.
Cllr Joy Rosser, Cabinet Member for Education and Lifelong Learning, said: "Having visited the site just a few weeks ago, the progress being made is fantastic - the new £7.2M school for Cwmaman is really starting to take shape.
"The new school will provide a new, modern learning environment for young people in Cwmaman, replacing the separate infant and junior schools currently serving the community.
“By bringing the two schools together in the new Community School children will benefit from improved transition and a single school ethos.
“Practically, the new school will also benefit parents who won't have to worry about drop-offs and pick-ups at two sites over half a mile apart if they have children of infant and junior school age.
"As part of our investment in a new school for Cwmaman we have also taken the opportunity to provide a new and improved play area, which is already being enjoyed by local families and their children.
"With the support of the Welsh Government, the Council is investing significantly in improving educational facilities across the County Borough with Cwmaman just one of the new schools being built as part of the ongoing £115M package - which also includes a new school for Y Pant and the ongoing projects in Rhondda and Tonyrefail.
"Over the summer period we have also completed £9M worth of investment in dozens of schools across the county borough as part of our school improvement programme as we seek to ensure we are providing the very best learning facilities possible."
Works to the new £7.2M Community School will also include:
- Dedicated parent drop off points
- A new multi use games area (MUGA)
- Grass playing fields
- Wild habitat area
- Community room within the school
Posted on Friday 6th October 2017