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15 December 2016

New school kitchen a hit with children

A local school has had a brand new kitchen installed as part of a major improvements project.

Ysgol Plas Coch on Stansty Road is a Welsh Medium school with over 360 pupils currently attending. An extension was built on to the school to accommodate the new kitchen.

Children received their first ever meals from the kitchen when it opened for business last week.

Headmaster at Ysgol Plas Coch, Mr Osian Jones, said, “The new kitchen is larger than what we had before and is equipped with brand new modern facilities so it’s been great for our catering teams well as the children. We’ve also been able to utilise the space in the school where the old kitchen was so it’s a great development for allowing us to accommodate the increased number of children who now attend.”

Local Member for Stansty, Cllr I David Bithell, said, “I’m delighted that this very popular school has been able to benefit from this expansion and modernization work. The new kitchen will be a great benefit to the school and the extra space it has freed up inside the school will help the children in their learning experience.”

Lead Member for Economy - Economic Development and Regeneration, Cllr Neil Rogers, said,  “We are very proud of the standard of food we are now able to offer children at our schools and the improvement work we are carrying out at schools such as Ysgol Plas Coch will help us to maintain that standard across the board.”

Work on the school was jointly funded by Wrexham Council and Welsh Government through its 21st Century Schools and Education Programme.

The Programme aims to transform the learning experience of students ensuring they are taught in classrooms with the technologies and facilities needed to deliver a 21st Century curriculum.

Over £20m is being invested in schools in Wrexham as part of the 21st Century Schools and Education Programme. 

Lead Member for People - Children's Services & Education, Cllr Michael Williams, said, ““As an authority, we continue to press ahead with the 21st Century Schools programme, which is being delivered on-time and well within budget. The work we are carrying out will help ensure that schools meet our Lifelong Learning objectives.”