BUILDING work is re-starting at Saron and Llangadog primary schools as lockdown eases during the coronavirus pandemic.

A new £4.5million building project is underway at Ysgol Llangadog which involves extending remodelling and refurbishing the existing school to cater for 120 pupils and 30 nursery children.

It will provide state-of-the-art facilities and accommodation for children and staff that can be shared with the community, as well as off-raod parking for staff and visitors.

The works are being carried out by WRW Ltd.

Two additional infant classroom extensions are being carried out at Ysgol Saron, which will help provide additional space and smaller class sizes in the foundation phase.

This, the council says, will have a positive impact on the education of pupils by raising standards and enriching their learning experience.

A total of £485,000 is being invested at Saron.

The local schools are among four projects in the county, which have been funded by Carmarthenshire county council and the Welsh Government through the 21st century schools initiative.

Ysgol y Castell in Kidwelly and Bynea school are also included in the project works.

Executive Board Member for Education and Children’s Services Cllr Glynog Davies said: “It is great news that work can start back on all of these important school projects and hopefully we haven’t lost too much time.

“We are committed to providing the best education possible for our children.”