Tycroes school £4.2m extension opens
12:00pm Saturday 21st July 2012 in Ammanford news
WORK has been completed on a £4.2 million investment for Tycroes primary school, which enjoyed its official opening last week.
The scheme includes a new extension plus refurbishment of the existing building. The extension provides three new early years classrooms, an extension to the hall plus remodelling and refurbishment of the existing building.
Internal refurbishments include a special educational needs therapy room, medical inspection and small group and parent interview rooms.
The headteacher’s office, administration facilities, toilets and kitchen were also upgraded.
Director of education and children’s services Rob Sully said: “We want children across Carmarthenshire to have the best start in life and by investing money into providing excellent educational facilities, such as these in Tycroes, we are able to achieve this.”
Contractors John Weaver Ltd also donated £10,000 for the latest iPads to the school, which remained operational throughout the work.
The school held its official opening on July 9. The event celebrated the completion of Carmarthenshire county council’s major investment in Tycroes through a modernising programme.
Education executive board member Cllr Keith Davies added: “Tycroes now has an educational facility fit for the 21st century.”
Guest speakers also paid tribute to the late former chair of Carmarthenshire county council Dewi Enoch, of Tycroes, who had campaigned for many years for better facilities in the primary school. They praised his vision and perseverance, adding he would be delighted with the latest investment.