The community is at the heart of Read Construction's latest project of a new medical centre for Betsi Cadwaldr
At the beginning of the Llangollen Health Centre project, the construction team discovered a rare and protected species of bat living in a building that was scheduled to be demolished. To get the community involved in the preservation of the bats, Read organised a community project which involved the staff and students at Ysgol y Gwernant Primary School.
In an effort to find a workable solution for the preservation of the bats, Read Construction worked with the school on a scheme called 'Writing for a Purpose'. The company asked students from Year 5 and 6 to develop a fact sheet - which will later be distributed in the community - showing the importance of protecting bats, facts of different bat species and populations in and around Llangollen. They were also asked to make recommendations on what should be included in a new building that would be used for returning bats to roost in.
Active participation in the project was encouraged, and so members of the school's Eco Committee also visited the work site to learn about the eco materials and design elements used in the construction process.
Head Teacher of Ysgol y Gwernant, Bethan Jones, is delighted with the school's involvement in the project. She commented: "The teachers are very positive about the response and enthusiasm shown by the children. I think what's really beneficial is that they're writing for a purpose. They also know about the building project and are very keen to complete work of a high standard."
The new medical centre is set to be completed in July 2015.
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