CHILDREN in Trimsaran have moved into their new home with the completion of the £6.8million school.
Building work was completed in time for the school to move in for the beginning of the autumn term.
The school, which caters for 210 children with 30 nursery places, is a brand new state of the art building.
The second phase of the work involves demolishing the old school building and landscaping the area. Following that, the school will hold its official opening.
Ysgol Trimsaran was built through Carmarthenshire County Council’s Modernising Education Programme, with funding through the Welsh Government’s 21st Century Schools initiative.
To date, around £250million has been invested in schools throughout Carmarthenshire, with several new ones being built and others being extended and refurbished.
Education executive board member Cllr Glynog Davies said: “I’m delighted that pupils at Ysgol Trimsaran can now enjoy the first class accommodation and facilities that thousands of other Carmarthenshire schoolchildren now have through our MEP.
“Our commitment remains to continue the programme until every child in the county has the kind of school environment they all deserve.”
Ysgol Trimsaran was founded in 1875, and since then has had various buildings, including one made from war surplus aluminium. The old junior school was built in 1968, and the infants in 1975. Since then, the buildings have deteriorated and become overcrowded.
Headteacher Sharon Owen said: “The staff, pupils and the community are all delighted with the new school, we are very grateful to the county council for investing in Ysgol Trimsaran.”