Two new schools built as part of a £10.8m million educational investment into the southern part of the Garw Valley, now provides the village of Bettws and surrounding areas with a new primary school and more recently a brand new Welsh medium primary school.
The Welsh primary Ysgol Gynradd Gymraed Calon Y Cymoedd (Heart of the Valleys) is the latest of six new schools built locally within the last five years thanks to investment from the Welsh Labour Government and Bridgend County Borough Council’s School Modernisation Programme.
The school has been up and running since January, however an unveiling ceremony was recently held with children, staff and invited guests. Ogmore Assembly Member Huw Irranca-Davies and Deputy Leader of Bridgend County Borough Council, Cabinet Member Councillor Hywel Williams were asked to officially open the school and unveil the commemorative plaque.
Speaking after the event the Ogmore AM said: “I’m delighted to officially open this fantastic new school. Bettws now has two brand new ‘twin’ schools, sitting side by side – schools for a new generation with 21st century buildings and facilities showing the value and investment both the Welsh Government and Bridgend County Borough Council place on the future of our children.
Well done to the work of the staff, governors, parents, pupils, local councillors, builders and planners and everyone involved who have made this possible.”