A time capsule has been placed at the site of a multi-million pound school development delivered by Wynne Construction.
Pupils and staff at Ysgol Penyffordd have celebrated the completion of the new 21st century primary school by burying a commemorative time capsule. Wynne Construction was awarded the contract in 2018 creating the community primary school on the Abbott’s Lane site, together with the demolition of the existing infants’ school, improved car parking and a dedicated drop off zone for parents and carers.
Wynne provided classrooms to accommodate nursery, foundation phase and key stages one and two for 315 pupils. The build also included the installation of a new hall and studio, while the existing sports grassed area remains.
On completion, the school held a community open day to showcase the new site, which culminated in the burying of the time capsule as well as the planting of a tulip tree.
Chris Wynne, managing director, Wynne Construction, said: “As a North Wales contractor, we are very proud of the new Ysgol Penyffordd project.
Throughout the design and build process we worked very closely with the team at Flintshire, the school team and the local community to ensure we met all their requirements and to complete the school on time. The positive feedback is great news for the team and testament for all their hard work. With the time capsule now buried, we hope it will provide a lasting legacy for the village along with the school building itself.”
Councillor Ian Roberts, Flintshire County Council leader and cabinet member for education and youth, added: "This is another milestone in the provision of the 21st Century Schools programme in Flintshire. This investment of almost £7 million provides a wonderful modern facility for children, young people and the wider community and provides a new inspirational learning experience for primary school children.”