Easter Blessings from Christ the Word Catholic School
Christ the Word Catholic School shared Easter Blessings with the community of Rhyl and surrounding parishes. The verse was chosen by Gill Greenland, Chair of the Temporary Governing Body.
Christ the Word Catholic school site was opened up to guests to launch a national construction campaign.
As part of the Open Doors campaign, an initiative led by Build UK, in partnership with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), guests had the chance to see how the new build was progressing at Christ the Word 3-16 Catholic School in Rhyl.
The school, which will cater for 420 full time pupils aged 3-11 and 500 pupils aged 11-16, is funded in partnership by Denbighshire County Council and the Welsh Government through its 21st Century Schools Programme.
The school, which will replace Ysgol Mair and Blessed Edward Jones Catholic High School, will be part of the Diocese of Wrexham and Kier Construction is the main contractor. Cllr Huw Hilditch-Roberts, lead member for Education, Children and Young People, said: “It is fantastic to see work progressing so well on site and we have been working collaboratively with Kier Construction and the Diocese of Wrexham on this project.
“This new school will provide modern facilities for children in Denbighshire to give them the best possible learning environment.
“Both Denbighshire and the Welsh Government are continuing to invest in delivering first-class learning environments for the children and young people of Denbighshire. The capital programme has seen huge investment which will enable a better education environment for our children, a priority for us under our Corporate Plan.”
Amanda Preston has been confirmed as the new Headteacher of Christ the Word 3-16 Catholic School, which will open in September 2019.
The Open Doors campaign offered the public the opportunity to discover how the buildings and structures in their community are constructed. It also offered the students the chance to find out about the diverse range of skills and professions needed on site.
Martin Walsh, project manager for Kier Construction, said: “Open Doors Week is an ideal opportunity to showcase a live construction site to local communities. The event demonstrates modern construction techniques being implemented on projects and provides valuable insight into the vast amount of career opportunities in construction.”
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