Following the successful completion and handover of Ysgol Ffwrnes an Official Opening Ceremony took place to celebrate the completion of the new facility.
The ceremony included an introduction by County Council Leader Cllr Kevin Madge followed by an address by Welsh Government Minister for Education and Skills Mr Huw Lewis, Chair of Governors Mr Stephen Davies and Education and Children’s Services Director Mr Robert Sully.
Mr Huw Lewis unveiled the plaque and some pupils from Ysgol Ffwrnes performed some musical pieces which were enjoyed by all. WRW Group Chairman Robert Williams officially handed over the key to Cllr Keith Davies - Executive Board Member for Education and Children’s Services followed by the key being officially handed over by Cllr Davies to the School Council.
Deputy County Council Leader Cllr Tegwen Devichand presentated the Secure by Design Award to the School Eco Committee and a blessing of the school was performed by the Reverend Patrick Mansel Lewis. The ceremony concluded with closing remarks by Headteacher Catherine Lloyd-Jenkins and a short tour of the school.
Executive board member for education Keith Davies, said: "It is absolutely wonderful to see the children here, enjoying their new surroundings. I, and other members of the executive board, was thrilled to have a guided tour of the school by the head teacher, and to see the excitement on the children's faces was fantastic. This is yet another shining example of the difference we are making to children's futures here in Carmarthenshire through the Modernising Education Programme."