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Cabinet Secretary cuts ribbon on CAMPUS6
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CAMPUS6 was officially opened today by Cabinet Secretary for Education, Kirsty Williams.
The £6.6 million build, which houses sector-leading learning environments including new science laboratories, vibrant classrooms and high quality sports facilities, was part-funded by the Welsh Government as part of their ambitious 21st Century Schools and Education Programme; a £1.4 billion programme to transform over 150 schools and colleges across Wales by 2018/19.
The building of CAMPUS6 has allowed the College, in partnership with Ysgol Dewi Sant, Ysgol Bro Gwaun and Pembrokeshire County Council, to extend its A-level offer to 26 subjects giving pupils the widest choice in the county whilst also giving learners access to state-of-the-art technology and flexible delivery spaces.
With almost 200 students choosing to study their AS-levels at the College this September, College Principal, Sharron Lusher commented: “We are delighted with CAMPUS6. This is a shining example of partnership working to achieve the very best outcomes for learners. Learners choosing to study at the College now have the widest choice of A-level subjects and vocational courses to choose from in the county meaning they can access the best combination of subjects for their chosen career path.”
Speaking about the 21st Century Schools and Education programme, First Minister, Carwyn Jones commented: “The learning environment plays an important role in students’ experience of their education. We want to modernise Wales’ classrooms, meaning students can access the latest technology and can be inspired to experiment, develop skills and learn.”
Following the opening, Kirsty Williams AM commented: “CAMPUS6 really is a shining example of what can be achieved through collaboration, partnership working and placing the learner at the heart of decision making.
“The creation of CAMPUS6 gives learners the widest choice of subjects in the county covering both academic and vocational options; and avoids the need for learners to travel between centres to access their learning opportunities.
“All learners can also benefit from the high quality sports facilities that are part of this new development.”