An ambitious project to create a new £10m learning campus for primary and secondary school children in Bala, North Wales, has reached a milestone as the leisure facility nears completion.
Wynne Construction is carrying out a refurbishment and build programme at Ysgol Berwyn to transform the school into a Learning Campus for children aged three to 19 years old.
The completed leisure block will be handed over to the school in time to accommodate pupils sitting exams during June and July.
Ian Williams, Wynne Construction's site manager, said: "The project is going extremely well and we are very pleased with its progress.
"The overall project involves refurbishing a former Victorian building, which is part of the original school, into a public library and a department for Foundation stage children starting primary school.
"We are constructing a brand new two-storey school building and are refurbishing part of the existing school, with everything due for completion next year.
"We have had to plan our schedule very carefully as we are very conscious we are operating within a working school environment. We have planned to keep any disruption to an absolute minimum, drawing on our considerable expertise of working in the education sector."
The joint investment by Gwynedd Council and the Welsh Government is part of the 21st Century Schools and Education Programme that will ensure that the area's children are taught on a site that provides a modern suitable learning environment for the 21st century. It will also protect the long-term future of post-16 education and the rural schools within the catchment area.