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Connah’s Quay High School gets a makeover

Published: 13/02/2018

The modernisation programme for Connah’s Quay High School is well underway. Pupils from the school got the work started at an official ground breaking ceremony recently. The event was attended by councillors, officials and representatives of the contractor, Wrexham based Kier Construction. The work centres around the replacement of the existing Design and Technology (D&T) block and Art and Food Technology block which will be replaced with a new two storey building comprising administration, D&T, Food Tech, Art and Design and room for additional teaching provision, office space, toilets, lift, stairs and a plant room. The work forms part of the Welsh Government’s 21st Century Schools and Education Programme and follows the successful completion of Holywell Learning Campus and Deeside 6th Form College. The Leader of Flintshire County Council, Councillor Aaron Shotton, said: “This much needed modernisation of the school will be of a high standard and will provide modern, first class facilities and the best learning opportunities for our children. The Council remains committed to investing in the future of our children and young people. We continue to work to provide a high quality sustainable education for all our learners. I look forward to seeing the work completed by early 2019.” Head teacher, Ann Peers, said: This fantastic building programme will provide our school with the facilities to deliver effective 21st century education at a time when it is most needed. Everyone at the school is very excited to see the project, now well underway and on schedule, taking shape before our eyes. John O’Callaghan, Kier Construction Northern managing director, said: “We’re pleased to have started work to provide a new educational building for the school. We’ll be working with the local supply chain to complete the new block, which will provide top quality facilities to help the students reach their full potential. We’ve got extensive experience delivering education schemes across the country and we’ll be using our expertise to complete this project to a high standard.” Welsh Government Education Secretary, Kirsty Williams, said: “Having a decent environment in which to learn, with the right facilities and enough space is vital to ensuring our children get the best education possible. I am delighted that the Welsh Government has been able to provide nearly £6 million against a total project cost of just over £13 million to ensure Connah’s Quay High School provides just that. This project will deliver real changes to the students and their teachers. “Our national mission is to raise standards, reduce the attainment gap and deliver an education system that is a source of national pride and confidence. Our 21st Century Schools and Education Programme plays a key part in this and is the largest investment in our schools and colleges since the 1960s.”