Magnox has donated redundant equipment from Wylfa Site to create a new portable classroom for Cylch Meithrin Cemaes.
During the last 12 months more than £1.5 million has been saved across the 12 Magnox sites by reusing equipment to deliver the decommissioning mission, but if Magnox assets cannot be reused or sold they may be donated to local good causes.
Due to changing circumstances and increasing attendance numbers at Cemaes Primary School, the Cylch Meithrin was asked to vacate the classroom it occupied and faced closure if new premises couldn’t be found. Wylfa Site stepped in to help with the offer of a portable cabin which was spruced up with a coat of paint and roof repairs before it left site.
Wylfa Site Director, Stuart Law, commented: “Cemaes Primary School and the Cylch Meithrin have educated many generations of employees and their families over the years. This donation is a fitting legacy to show our appreciation to this much valued school and nursery.”
Work to adapt the cabin to meet Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales and building regulations was carried out thanks to a £6,000 grant from local charity Cronfa Padrig Trust.
The Leader Sarah Thomas (Anti Sali), Assistant Miss Sarah Tudor Jones, volunteer Mrs Julie Pritchard and Coleg Menai student Mrs Rebecca Griffiths will welcome up to 14 excited young children to the new classroom over the next year.
Mr Ted Huws, the Committee’s Chairperson, said: “The Cylch is so grateful for this extremely generous act that has ensured the continuation of early years education and care in the community.”
This sentiment is echoed by the Primary School Headmaster, Mr Richard Holland, who has supported the project since its inception.