Schools throughout the County Borough will undergo more than £2.7million of refurbishment works as part of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s multi-million pound education investment programme.
Almost 20 primary, comprehensive and special schools will see a whole range of enhancement projects taking place to improve their premises for the benefit of the children’s education.
This will range from extending and refurbishing classrooms and toilets to carrying out drainage improvements, rebuilding chimney stacks, installing new fire doors and security fencing along with resurfacing school yards and installing canopies and covered walkways.
The wide scale improvements is testament to Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s continuing commitment to ensure first-class teaching facilities for the benefit of all young people in the County Borough.
Many of the areas on the programme of works will be undertaken during the summer holidays although some projects will continue throughout the year.
Cllr Eudine Hanagan, Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning said: “Delivering the best possible education of our children is crucial to a strong future for Rhondda Cynon Taf and we will continue to do all we can to improve and invest in our schools.
“Our commitment is evidenced by the major capital investment in many of our schools in recent years, We continue to deliver modern, sustainable and inspiring buildings in which our young people can learn goes hand in hand with schemes such the extensive Services for Young People provision, all of which are working together to give younger residents the best possible chance in life.”
The £2.7m earmarked for the work is beyond the £100m plus to be spent on building new schools and school facilities in the coming years.
Examples of projects taking place in Rhondda Cynon Taf include:
£135,000 to renew covered walkway and refurbish toilets at Llanharry Primary School
£170,000 for a new classroom extension at Llantrisant Primary School
£189,000 for a new classroom extension at Ffynnon Taf Primary School
£330,000 refurbishment of science classrooms at Porth County Community School
£100,000 invesement in new new kitchen/dining facilities
£107,000 for new windows and doors
£475,000 planned building improvement works
£366,000 electrical rewiring works
£100,000 for new fire alarms
£450,000 for remodelled/refurbished pupil toilets
£200,000 to improve access for physically impaired pupils
£207,000 for new heating boilers
£700,000 investment in new roofs
£250,000 of Fire Precaution works
Millions more will be spent on essential works and maintenance across the County Borough to ensure schools remain safe, accessible and attractive.