There’s been another official opening of the Penarth Learning Community today – the £48,000,000 campus on the outskirts of Penarth which now contains St Cyres Secondary School and the amalgamated Ysgol Y Deri special school .
The Welsh Assembly First Minister Carwyn Jones was greeted on arrival by Cllr Chris Elmore the ‘cabinet’ member responsible for schools in the Labour-controlled Vale of Glamorgan Council. Cllr Elmore is also Labour’s candidate in the forthcoming parliamentary by-election in the Ogmore constituency .
Later this morning the First Minister was touring the building and also attending a Vale of Glamorgan reception to which local Vale councillors and education officials had been invited.
The Penarth Learning Community project was initiated in 2010 by the previous Conservative administration in the Vale of Glamorgan Council. A number of previous opening ceremonies have been held on the campus, the main one having been in 2014. The pupils actually moved into the new St Cyres in November 2014.