A new play area for Gwynedd school

Pupils at Ysgol Hafod Lon in Penrhyndeudraeth will now be able to enjoy playing in a wheelchair accessible play area, complete with sandpit a sensory garden, and an area for making a fire, thanks to Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd (CCG) and local developer, Brenig Construction.

Brenig Construction workers and volunteers from CCG worked during the half term holidays in March to create a new forest and play area at the school, with all materials donated by Brenig.

Ysgol Hafod Lon Headmistress, Mrs Donna Roberts said: “The new forest area has exceeded our expectations. The work was carried out completely hassle free over half term and the children are already benefiting from it. They enjoy playing outside in the forest and experiencing all the senses that surround them. They are looking forward to toasting some marshmallows on the fire and having a BBQ in the summer. It’s such a valuable resource for the school and with addition of the new ramp, it’s accessible to all our pupils.

“We are so grateful to Brenig Construction and CCG for their financial investment and for the time and effort that they gave to build this area for the children.”

CCG’s Chief Executive Ffrancon Williams added: “It’s great to see our contractors giving something back to the community. We always aim to ensure that communities benefit from our work through our procurement processes.

“Brenig Construction went beyond our requirements and gave hours of free labour and thousands of pounds worth of material to create this area for the pupils at Hafod Lon. I congratulate them on this and I’m very pleased with what they have achieved.”

Steve Walker, Operations Manager at Brenig Construction added: “We are proud to be able to give something back to the communities we live and work in. At Brenig we integrate and innovate in order to bring added value to the supply chain, ensuring that we deliver our projects successfully.

“We’d also like to thank T D Plant Hire, who kindly donated machinery to enable the work to be carried out.”

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