South West Wales

Official opening for £18m Ysgol Maes y Gwendraeth

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An official opening has taken place to mark an £18.4m investment in a Carmarthenshire school.

Ysgol Maes y Gwendraeth in Cefneithin has 1,000 pupils, including a 157-pupil sixth form and provision for children with additional learning needs.

Parts of the existing school building have been refurbished and there are new technology and science blocks, as well as a sports hall and 3G pitch.

It is the sixth school to officially open in the county in the past year.

It forms part of Carmarthenshire council's modernising education programme, which receives Welsh Government funding.

Education executive board member Gareth Jones said a "huge investment has taken place at the school to provide the best environment for pupils."

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