Local Primary School transformed thanks to Computational Foundry, Willmott Dixon and Swansea University

Port Tennant Primary School has its learning environment transformed thanks to Computational Foundry, Willmott Dixon and Swansea University student volunteers.

The contractors for the build of the Computational Foundry, Willmott Dixon, are working with Danygraig Primary School in Port Tennant, Swansea to complete a schedule of improvements which is transforming the facilities for children, their families, and teaching staff.

Willmott Dixon and the Computational Foundry delivery team approached the school, who came up with a ‘wish list’ of much-needed improvements to their facilities, and were delighted to learn that Willmott Dixon are able to carry out many of the renovations needed.

This includes a brand-new kitchen that can be used to teach cookery skills, and to help create an outdoor classroom with benches, bug hotels and fruit trees. Playgrounds and teaching spaces also being decorated and painted.

Danygraig change

On Saturday 24th February, 20 student volunteers – via the Discovery charity based at Swansea University – and staff from the Computational Foundry delivery team, pitched in with painting classrooms and the staff room at the school. Head Teacher Stuart Davies comments: “We had a fantastic and very productive morning. The volunteers and students were absolutely amazing, and all the staff and children are very grateful that so many people gave their time so generously to help us improve the learning environment at Danygraig.”

Swansea University’s new £31 million Computational Foundry facility is currently being built at the University’s Bay Campus and is due for occupation in September 2018. A global destination for computational research and teaching, it is backed by £17.1million from the European Regional Development Fund through Welsh Government.