More than 400 pupils and staff were invited to visit their new school ahead of the completion of its construction.

Pupils and staff got a feel for Ysgol Awel y Mynydd in Llandudno Junction last week, and assisted with the sealing of a time capsule inside the building, which they had previously filled with items that tell the history of the school, local area and life in 2017.

They were also presented with a bird box, donated by Crest Cooperative, which had been made using excess material from the project.

Kasia Pugh, Improvement and Engagement Manager said: “We were delighted to welcome so many of the future pupils to their new school. It’s important for us to support the transition of pupils into their new learning environment, in line with the Government Soft Landings objective. The children have been involved with the build throughout, with safety talks, activities and visits and we are confident they will enjoy their new learning environment.”

Dr Lowri Brown, Head of Education Services, said: “This project is a key part of Conwy’s schools modernisation programme, which aims to provide the very best education facilities for pupils in Conwy County Borough.

“The pupils’ visit to their new school is an important part of the transition process, enabling young learners to familiarise themselves with their new environment in readiness for the start of the autumn term in September.”

Llion Ellis, Head Teacher said: “The staff and pupils of Awel y Mynydd were overjoyed when they saw the fantastic new school in which they will start in September. Some of the pupils even asked if they could move in to live there! Everyone is looking forward to the move and would like to thank everyone involved in bringing this amazing building to Llandudno Junction.”