Official opening of Ysgol Godre'r Berwyn

Date: 12/11/2019

Ysgol Godre'r Berwyn, which provides education for pupils aged 3 to 19 in the Bala area, has been officially opened.


Following a £10.27 million investment, the area school has been officially opened in a ceremony by Gwynedd Council Chairman, Councillor Edgar Wyn Owen.


Ysgol Godre’r Berwyn includes the latest educational resources for the area’s pupils and the campus also includes a public library, as well as dedicated arts resources including a dance hall and theatre with a digital projector to show films.


The investment on the site has been jointly funded by Gwynedd Council and the Welsh Government as part of the 21st Century Schools scheme.


Councillor Cemlyn Williams, Gwynedd Council's Cabinet Member for Education, said:


“It is clear that the pupils of Ysgol Godre’r Berwyn are thoroughly enjoying the school and it was great to see that they’re benefiting from the fantastic resources available at the campus.


“There has been much anticipation in the Bala area for this important project and the significant investment in the children's education. It is great to see that the children and teachers are making the most of the new school.


“After opening its doors in September, the learning environment for the children in the area has significantly improved with additional resources and facilities on what is a modern site that provides a 21st century learning environment."


Ysgol Godre'r Berwyn Headteacher, Bethan Emyr Jones, added:


“This is a very exciting time. I am delighted to see the official opening of Ysgol Godre'r Berwyn - the pupils and staff have already settled into the new system, the school has a happy atmosphere and ethos, and it is clear that all age school is working.


“Our aim is to develop a school that puts children first, respecting and extending each individual to reach their full potential. This in turn will help develop principled, enterprising and ambitious young people who will always give their best. As a community school, we will make sure that the building offers something for everyone.”


PHOTOGRAPH: Official opening of Ysgol Godre’r Berwyn: Councillor Cemlyn Williams, Gwynedd Cabinet Member for Education; Garem Jackson, Head of Education; Councillor Edgar Wyn Owen, Gwynedd Council Chairman and Headteacher, Bethan Emyr Jones