New nursery facilities at Mount Pleasant Primary School funded by the Welsh Government have been officially opened by the Education Secretary Kirsty Williams today.
The facilities at Rogerstone School have been extended after Ministers delivered £500,000 towards a £1m scheme to provide nursery facilities in Newport.
The move is part of the Welsh Government’s £14m contribution to Newport for a £28m investment in the city’s schools through the 21st Century Schools and Education Programme.
Kirsty Williams said:
“I am delighted to officially open these new facilities which will allow pre-schoolers to move from nursery and start their primary education in one location.
“This new and improved nursery is part of our £1.4 billion investment across Wales that will benefit more than 150 schools, creating the right kind of environment for our pupils that are fit for the 21st century.”
Newport’s £28m 21st Century Schools and Education Programme is made up of six schemes, including additional nursery provision, Welsh medium provision and the replacement of temporary accommodation at six schools.