Ysgol Carreg Emlyn pupils settling in well to their new school
Ysgol Carreg Emlyn pupils are reaping the benefits of their new school building, following moving in to the new site in June.
The Welsh medium community school has previously operated on both the Clocaenog and Cyffylliog sites since the amalgamation of Ysgol Clocaenog and Ysgol Cyffylliog in 2014.
The new site includes new classrooms, additional learning areas, hall, community room, external play areas, new vehicle access and car parking with a drop-off area.
The new building will cater for up to 95 pupils aged 3 to 11 from a network of villages surrounding Clocaenog, five miles south-west of Ruthin, including Cyffylliog, Bontuchel, Clawddnewydd and Derwen.
The project was funded by the Council and the Welsh Government as part of its 21st Century Schools and Education Programme.
The main contractor Wynne Construction started on site in May 2018 and during the construction phase staff and pupils visited the site at key milestones during the project to view the progress.
The design includes eco-friendly features such as an electronic building management system, energy-free ventilation, natural lighting and timber framing, which provides added insulation.
Einir Wynne Jones, headteacher of Ysgol Carreg Emlyn, said: “The new school has been a long time in waiting and we think it is brilliant.
“The pupils have so much space - years five and six will have a larger classroom when previously we have made the best of the room we've had. The hall means that we can now stage different events on site.”
“There is more space for outdoor activities too with a modern play area, a football pitch and Games court.”
“We feel so lucky to have received this investment. The school is ideally placed as Clocaenog is a central village and children from surrounding areas will be able to attend.”