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Ysgol Carno Preview

Images of hands in the air in a classroom

23 January 2019

Images of hands in the air in a classroomParents and the community are being invited to have a sneak preview of Carno's new primary school more than a month before it opens.

Work on the £1.5m Ysgol Carno is well-advanced and parents are being invited to a drop-in on Thursday January 31 between 4 - 6.30pm where they can inspect progress and ask the delivery team questions about the project.

When complete the work will mean pupils being taught in a brand new 21st century school building with dedicated early years' provision adjacent to the community hall and no longer have to rely on mobile classrooms.

Funding for the project is 50:50 split between Powys County Council and the Welsh Government's 21st Century Schools programme, with a £500,000 contribution from Carno Recreation Association, donated by the Tirgwynt Wind Farm Trust. The school is part of a federation of three Welsh-medium primary schools, made up of Carno, Glantwymyn and Llanbrynmair.

The school federation has been operating since 2014 with a single governing body, a single leadership team and a new Headteacher and accommodates 157 pupils across three sites.

Work on the school started last summer with Oswestry-based company Paveaways awarded the construction contract.

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