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Call for creative pupils to brighten school building site

Contractors set to start work on a brand new home for a Welsh medium primary school in Swansea are appealing to its pupils and other children living nearby to help brighten up the building site.

YGG Tan-y-lan

Throughout the construction of  YGG Tan-y-lan in Beacons View Road, Clase, the site will be secured by hoardings to help keep the public safe.

Kier Construction, which will be carrying out the work, wants to make the perimeter look as bright and attractive as possible so is inviting young people to design artwork that can be used on the hoardings.

The company is asking for drawings, paintings or designs to be submitted on A4 paper.

They should be based on one or more of the following four themes: 

·      Safety on a construction site.

·      Cymreicdod (Welshness and the love of Wales)

·      The school logo or mascots

·      Local history

Entries need to be submitted to the company by June 5 and emailed to

YGG Tan-y-lan is currently based at the former Graig Infant School site in Morriston but the thriving school has outgrown its outdated accommodation.

The £9.9m joint investment by Swansea Council and the Welsh Government will have space for 420 pupils and a nursery to help meet the growing demand for education through the medium of Welsh in the area.

Jennifer Raynor, Swansea Council's Cabinet Member for Education, Learning and Skills, said: "It is exciting that work will soon be starting on this much needed new build.

"We have worked closely with Kier on a number of other school projects in Swansea and I'm pleased to see them engaging positively with the school and surrounding community at this early stage in the building process."

As with all building projects commissioned by Swansea Council, Kier will use local labour and suppliers where possible and provide apprenticeships and work experience opportunities to support the local economy.

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