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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Skates welcomes cash boost for Dinas Bran

Clwyd South Assembly member Ken Skates has welcomed the news that Ysgol Dinas Bran in Llangollen has won a £5,000 Big Lottery Fund grant.

The high school - which recorded its best ever set of GCSE results in August - was awarded the cash boost to purchase IT equipment for 'supported fitness sessions' to improve pupils' health and fitness.

Mr Skates, whose constituency office is based in Llangollen, said: "Ysgol Dinas Bran is an excellent school which has always encouraged students to take part in physical activities and promoted a healthy lifestyle.

"The bid for Big Lottery funding was submitted by the school's PE department, which will now be able to use the new technology to help deliver enhanced lessons for pupils."

The school said the money will be used to buy 14 iPads and an Apple TV. Last year both Ysgol Dinas Bran's current performance and prospects for improvement were rated 'good' by Estyn inspectors. Last month every GCSE student achieved at least 5 grades at A* to C.

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