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Funding boost for North Wales

A flurry of Magnox socio-economic scheme funding has been recently awarded by Trawsfynydd Site to support community groups to develop skills, get sporty and learn about the sky at night.

Martin Moore, Trawsfynydd Closure Director, said: “Magnox is committed to being a good neighbour to its communities.  We were delighted to help these grass roots organisations to make progress and achieve their aims.”

Ysgol Bro Hedd Wyn, Trawsfynydd, received £1,000 towards the cost of a three year software license to improve English reading and spelling skills. The new web based resource enables pupils to use the software at home, school or on the go. Headteacher, Heulwen Jones, commented: “The resource is great as it allows each child to work on tasks suitable to his or her needs. They are able to progress through each stage in their own time and therefore gain in confidence as they succeed. By the end of the academic year we hope to see a vast improvement in their results in the National Assembly literacy tests.”

An award of £500 will help Pwllheli Football Club buy much needed football net support frames at their new grounds. Dolgellau Athletic Amateur Football Club also received a £500 contribution to buy portable goals to give them the flexibility of relocating the pitch according to Marian Mawr flood plain conditions.

Trawsfynydd families enjoyed a guided star gazing walk, pop-up planetarium and talk about astrophotography at a pilot event to promote the village and Snowdonia as one of 11 global certified Dark Sky reserves.  The event was supported with £250 funding for the venue hire and refreshments costs.

The Magnox socio-economic scheme funding portal will be open for new applications from April 1 at: