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Poems given home in new school foundations

Poems written by pupils and staff at a Welsh-medium primary school in Swansea have been given a permanent home on the foundations of their new £9.9m school building.


As part of their lessons children at Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Tan-y-lan have been putting into words how much they are looking forward to the development being completed.

They are now being added to the steel frame of the new build at Hill View Crescent in Clase.

The development is being jointly funded by Swansea Council and the Welsh Government under the 21st Century Schools and Colleges programme and is being built by Kier Construction.

YGG Tan-y-lan Headteacher Berian Wyn Jones said: "Pupils have worked with staff to write poems in order to celebrate the successful erection of the steel for our new home. We have built a strong relationship with our friends at Kier and Swansea Council. We look forward to continue working together on tasks and activities during these testing times. "

Jason Taylor, Operations Director for Kier Regional Building Western & Wales, said: "The poems written by pupils of YGG Tan-y-lan are fantastic and we are proud to make them a permanent fixture by adding them to the steel frames of the new school building.

"We are committed to engaging with pupils, teachers and local communities and whilst pupils couldn't attend this steel signing due to COVID-19 restrictions, we have utilised technology and other means to showcase this important milestone and the progress we are making on their new school."

YGG Tan-y-lan is currently housed at the former Graig Infant School site in Morriston. When the new school opens next year it will have capacity for 420 pupils plus nursery to help meet the growing demand for education through the medium of Welsh in the area.

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