Tan-y-lan pupils get building thanks to Swansea school contractors

Contractors building a new £9.9m school in Swansea have given primary school pupils a bit of construction work to do.

Kier is currently on site and making good progress on the new build for YGG Tan-y-lan.

As part of its wider community engagement it has provided learning activities for children at YGG Tan-y-lan as well as nearby Clase Primary and at Ysgol Pen-y-Bryn.

These included kits and instructions to help them build their own Bug Hotels, helping them learn both about construction and the environment.

The company has also been providing virtual work experience for older pupils at Bishop Vaughan Catholic School.

Swansea Council’s Cabinet Member for Education Improvement, Learning and Skills, Jennifer Raynor said: “There are five major school infrastructure projects taking place in Swansea at the moment and our schools and the contractors have done a brilliant job in ensuring good progress while working in a Covid secure and safe manner.

“Despite the necessary restrictions due to the pandemic they have also been able to undertake community engagement and provide construction-themed learning opportunities that pupils have clearly enjoyed.”

Kier has been awarded a Considerate Constructor Award for its work at YGG Tan-y-lan.

Jason Taylor, operations director of Kier Regional Building Western & Wales, said: “We are delighted with our CCS score of 44/50 for our first CCS visit on the Tan-y-lan project. This score reflects our commitment to supporting the communities in which we work.

“We are proud that we have a local supply chain helping us to deliver this important new school for the Swansea community.”

(Lead Image: Swansea Council)

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