The Finance Minister today visited the site of brand new school in North Wales to see ambitious plans come to life.
Jane Hutt, visited Ysgol Newydd Yr Hendre in Caernarfon to see the result of £4.3 million capital funding from the Welsh Government nearing fruition.
Pupils at the primary school will soon be learning in a state of the art environment after their outdated school was replaced with an increased capacity £8 million building.
Gwynedd Council and the private sector also contributed to the rebuild. The school is now set to provide places for 450 children and also offer them, their families and the wider community with extra-curricular facilities. The site will be a hub for adult education, cultural and sporting activities, and health and welfare initiatives.
Ysgol Yr Hendre has been built to a BREEAM excellent standard- the industry benchmark for environmentally friendly buildings. It boasts such credentials as being able to recycle rainwater and generating nearly half of the school's necessary energy with on-site solar panels and wind turbines.
The Finance Minister, Jane Hutt, said: "This is a flagship school for Gwynedd, and I am delighted that we were able to help fund this fundamental project.
"Education is at the heart of Welsh Government priorities and this school is setting a great example by being at the heart of its community. It has been built using the latest green technology, and has also played its part in contributing to the economic recovery by creating new jobs in the construction industry."
The official opening will be held in March 2012.
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