From Mud to modern school

Plaid Cymru’s shadow education secretary has returned to a school that was still a building site when he last visited.

Ysgol Awel y Mynydd at Llandudno Junction opened last September as a dual-stream school with the 450 pupils being taught in Welsh and English-medium classes.

Llyr Gruffydd, Plaid Cymru’s North Wales AM, said: “I last visited the site to see apprentices at work on the building as part of a scheme run by local firm Read Construction. The transformation from a muddy building site to an ultra-modern school for more than 400 children is astounding.”

Mr Gruffydd toured the school, which replaced two separate school and is located on a hilltop overlooking Llandudno Junction, with head teacher Llion Elis and deputy head Gisella Williams.

He said: “There’s clearly great pride among the staff over the facilities in this new school, which I’m sure will be seen as a model for future new builds. It’s clearly proven to be a success from the outset and it’ll be interesting to see how the school evolves in terms of the Welsh- and English-medium streams. It’s certainly a huge asset for the community and is a wonderful learning environment for the pupils.”

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