Ysgol Cae’r Gwenyn was last week visited by naturalist Iolo Williams, who officially opened the new school extension. The extension has provided the school with additional classrooms, offices, rooms and storage facilities.
The school based on Prince Charles Road was formerly known as Wrexham Early Years Centre-but is now known as Ysgol Cae’r Gwenyn (translated from Welsh to English this means field of the bee’s).
In opening the new extension Iolo Williams said …“What I have heard is that this is a very special school…and what you have done here is excellent, it lifts my heart, you have combined two things that are very important to me in combining the use of the Welsh language for the name and wildlife…when I walked in I was told that you already have this wildlife area here, I think that’s fantastic because schools like this and us as individuals, we have to do everything we possibly can to help our wildlife, particularly to help our bees…I’m genuinely delighted to come here and privileged that you have asked me to come and open this.”
Headteacher Rhian Hughes said: “It was a bit of a pipe dream to have Iolo here to officially open our new school extension and launch our new name, so having him here today is absolutely wonderful. “We’re really proud of our school and our achievements. “We have a rewilding area in our school garden that Iolo was very impressed with and keen to explore. “We’re so grateful to Iolo for taking the time to visit us. It made our celebration extra special.”
Ysgol Cae’r Gwenyn Chair of Governors Jane Howells said – “We’re a lovely school and now have a fabulous new extension and name. “We have fantastic pupils, staff and parents and really are like a family here.”
Lead Member for Education Cllr Phil Wynn said: “I’d like to thank Iolo Williams for attending to officially open Ysgol Cae’r Gwenyn’s extension and wildlife area. The school extension and garden will be of huge benefit for pupils for many years to come.