A new science block has been built at St John Lloyd school as part of a £3.2million improvement scheme.
The work was recently completed in time for pupils to use when they return to school next week.
It included a new extension which houses a single storey five laboratory classroom science block plus changing rooms.
Also included in phase one of the scheme is an extension to the existing sports changing rooms to create new facilities for boys, girls and disabled pupils.
The improvements are part of Carmarthenshire County Council’s Modernising Education Programme funded by the Welsh Government’s 21st Century Schools initiative.
Education executive board member Cllr Glynog Davies said: “The new science block will provide state of the art accommodation and facilities for pupils at the school,
“It will provide the right kind of learning environment to help them achieve their full potential.
“I look forward to seeing the completion of the scheme which will give all pupils and future pupils the kind of first class school building every child deserves.”
Phase two will include the refurbishment of the existing school building to include extending the classroom provision at the Harvard Road school to ensure that it can accommodate pupil demand.
It will also complete the overall Llanelli Vocational Village project which is part of the Welsh Government’s transformational agenda.
It aims to provide unique specialist facilities on each of the Llanelli secondary school sites which will include a new catering facility at St John Lloyd.
External works will include the construction of a multi-use games area (MUGA) and major works to the existing playing fields. This work is due to start this month and be completed by July next year.
Cllr Davies added: “The main benefits of the Llanelli Vocational Village will be to increase the number and range of courses available to pupils, particularly those in the 11-19 age range.
“This will be offered through collaboration between the schools, Coleg Sir Gar, work based providers and the voluntary sector.
“It will also increase the capacity and facilities offered at St John Lloyd, and ensure the high standards of education currently achieved are maintained.”
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