Porthmadog Councillors are delighted that Plaid Cymru's leadership at Gwynedd Council has secured nearly three quarter of a million pounds of funding to improve resources and the learning environment at Ysgol Eifionydd, Porthmadog. Thanks to a successful Welsh Government grant application, improvements to the school gym and toilets will begin at the high school next week.
Porthmadog West Councillor, Selwyn Griffiths who is also a governor at Ysgol Eifionydd, said: “We welcome the significant investment and work being undertaken to improve the school. Improving the gym facilities that are available to catchment area pupils and the community is fantastic news. By raising the standard of provision it is hoped that it will encourage more young people to take up physical exercise which reinforces the school’s ethos of promoting pupils’ health and wellbeing. Thank you to everyone for the collaboration and we will look forward to seeing the work completed.”
“We are delighted with the investment for Ysgol Eifionydd, which is at the heart of our community here in Porthmadog,” said Porthmadog East Councillor, Nia Jeffreys who is also a member of the governing body of Ysgol Eifionydd: “The work will lead to improve the learning environment and the future wellbeing of our pupils. Members of the school council have contributed to the process following their concern that the school’s toilet facilities needed to be improved. It's great that the young people's voices have been heard and we thank them for raising the issue.
Plaid Cymru Gwynedd is delighted that seven other county schools will benefit from the Welsh Government's Investment program to improve the condition and suitability of our county schools. These include primary schools at Bethel, Llanrug, Ffridd y Llyn near Bala, in addition to three secondary schools which include: Glan y Môr, Botwnnog and Syr Hugh Owen.