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In pictures: All change for Newtown school pupils

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Pupils at a Mid Wales primary school moved into their new premises this week – with a walk from the old building to the new.

The entire Ysgol Dafydd Llwyd in Newtown – 250 pupils, teachers and other staff walked the few hundred metres from their old complex into a purpose-built school in Dolfor Road.

Motorists looked on as the lollipop lady stopped traffic for the hundreds of children to cross the road.

It was the first day back after the Christmas holidays for the pupils as staff had spent last week moving everything into the new building.

Yesterday's procession was led by some of the older pupils carrying the Welsh medium school banner.

After an assembly in their old hall the children marched along the footpath in their class groups.

The new £6 million Welsh language primary school opened on time and within budget. It will take up to 300 pupils and has been part-funded by Welsh Government.

Powys County Council Cabinet member for property, Councillor Darren Mayor said: "This is fantastic news for the children of Newtown. The building is spacious with plenty of natural light and proper ventilation to prevent class rooms getting stuffy and will help the children to stay alert.

"The internal decoration has neutral tones offset with bright splashes of colour to provide both interest and visual recognition of space for smaller children. It will be a wonderful learning environment."

The school is one of a new generation of energy-efficient buildings.

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