School pupils return to Ysgol Rhosgadfan building

Date 28/04/2017

School pupils return to Ysgol Rhosgadfan building

Primary school pupils will return to their normal school building after major repairs following damage caused by Storm Barbara back in December.

After temporary arrangements where pupils were taught in community buildings in the village, there has been significant repairs to the Ysgol Rhosgadfan building. During the period of repair, and thanks to the local community spirit, half the pupils have been taught part of the local Mountain Rangers football club and the other half using the nearby Cae’r Gors educational centre.

Ysgol Rhosgafdan headteacher, Paul Carr said: "I would like to express our thanks to all who have helped and supported the school over this challenging period, including the governing body, staff, children and parents. In addition, I’d like to thank the army of workers from Gwynedd Council, the construction company 4 Crosses Construction, and of course the local community which has been very supportive.
 
"It’s great to see the school building looking back at its best. Despite the extensive damage caused by the storms in December, we have been able to use this opportunity to significantly modernise the building internally, and we are pleased that good has come out of the damage.
 
"As a school, we are pleased to report that the school building will be open from Tuesday morning for the pupils. In addition, we will hold an open afternoon to the public from 2pm to 5pm on Saturday, 6 May in order to give everyone who has supported us a chance to be escorted around the building to see the developments. If weather permits, the Friends Ysgol Rhosgadfan will be organising entertainment and snacks in the school yard as a way of thanking everyone who has contributed to the fund for new tables and chairs for Foundation Phase pupils."