NOTE: This content is old - Published: Friday, Jul 5th, 2013.
Artistic school pupils at Taliesin Junior School have been busy painting the fence panels which have been erected around the building site of their brand new £6.4m primary school in Shotton.
The panels depict the legend of Taliesin, the Welsh Poet, who the Junior School is named after.
Building work recently started on the new state of the art school which is set to open in September 2014 and which will replace the existing Taliesin Junior School and Shotton Infants School.
The school is funded jointly by Flintshire County Council and the Welsh Government and is being built by Read Construction Holdings Ltd, of Brymbo.
The new single storey school will accommodate 270 primary and 30 nursery pupils.
There will be nine classrooms and two resource rooms, a nursery, assembly hall, studio, kitchen and community facilities.
Outside there will be landscaped play and recreation areas.
Once the new school is built and occupied, the existing junior school will be demolished.
Helen Hughes, Head teacher of Taliesin Junior School, said:
“The building company Read Construction invited the children to decorate the panels and provided some of the paint for them to do this. The whole school has been involved in this project. When the panels are all complete they will tell the story of Taliesin the Poet and each class will have been responsible for a part of the story. The school is very grateful to Read Construction for their support in this – and we are very proud of the achievements of the children.”
Councillor Chris Bithell, Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education, said:
“The children have done a wonderful job of painting the fences and I know that they’re excited about their new school, which will be built to a high standard and provide modern, first class facilities and the best learning opportunities for our children. It is the result of the Flintshire programme to amalgamate infant and junior schools and I look forward to seeing the new school open for the pupils in September 2014.”