After yesterday’s brilliant revelation concerning the news of care homes’ expansion in North Wales, there comes another positive piece for the region with the announcement that plans are in place to renovate an old school to suit those in need of special education.
The £12.4 million potential project needs to be approved and reviewed by locals before it can go ahead but without a doubt, the previous building is out-dated and in dire need of some renovation. With £60million of funding being injected by the local government into helping the education system, this is a fantastic sign of equal opportunities being noticed.
Hafon Lod near Pwlheli is due to be replaced by this exciting initiative which will cater to those of special needs with specialist care and attention being available to all those who could not find education elsewhere. With a respite and residential care plan also touted to be implemented, the project could prove to be highly beneficial to the area and those that surround it. Gwynedd Council Education cabinet member Councillor Sian Gwenllian had this to say:
“Finding a large enough site for this kind of facility with good access to the highway network in a convenient central location for the communities of Meirionnydd and Dwyfor has been a major challenge.
“We are hopeful the site we have identified in Penrhyndeudraeth will meet these needs.
“However, before moving to the next phase, detailed technical work will need to be completed to make sure that it is suitable in every possible way.”
After the successful launch of several new schools in Caernarfon and Llanergyn, this recent surge of expansion just goes to highlight how serious the area of North Wales takes education and equality for all.
If you have any questions concerning the possible build then Gwynedd Council are holding several public sessions from Dolgellau, Pwllheli and Porthmadog over the period of October between the 21st and 24th.