Ysgol Gymraeg y Trallwng
The design for the new school provides an inspiring, welcoming and secure environment for teaching and learning, as well as encouraging integration in the wider community.
Ysgol Gymraeg y Trallwng will provide high quality education which promotes independent, life long learning in an environment based on respect, tollerance and friendship; preparing pupils to be confident and happy contibutors to society. This is the interpretation of the school motto which is 'Gyda'n gilydd yn gwneud ein gorau glas'. (Together we will try our very best)
The school aims to achieve both Passivhaus and BREEAM Excellent certification on completion.
The need to retain the original school building is seen as an opportunity to create a new school that provides an inspiring environment to suit modern teaching practice, which involves the wider community to extend the cultural significance of the site.
The listed building was designed by Frank Shayler and in 1896 was declared the winner of a competition to design a new school. The citation by the assessors described his scheme as being “... most admirably adapted for the purpose of the proposed structure and taken as a whole the accommodation, together with the scholastic fitness were [is] everything to be desired.” (The Montgomery County Times, Saturday, 8 February 1896)
The proposed design brings together new spaces for teaching and community use. The original school is seen as a key building within the whole composition.
The design includes natural and technological features to reduce energy requirements and create a safe, comfortable and healthy school. By incorporating these and retaining others in the listed building such as the large central hall, the classroom layout and the large playing fields to the north, it can be said that the proposed structure, the accommodation and scholastic fitness, remains part of a continuous process which seeks to provide, “... everything to be desired.”