PARENTS are furious after children at a Gwynedd school were forced to work on the floor of a corridor due to building work.
Lessons at Ysgol Y Groeslon will be taught in new temporary classrooms from Monday, but parent Susanne Bearman said years five and six were moved from the school hall becuase renovation work was too noisy.
She called the pupils’ situation “ridiculous” and a “fiasco”, and added: “Especially these days, children shouldn’t have to work on the floor.
“They have to make the most of the faciities they have - even if they had moved the tables to the corridor it would have been something.”
“It’s not fair on the teachers either. I can imagine they go home with headaches becuase there’s only so much you can tolerate.”
Gwynedd Council has sough funding to replace Ysgol Groeslon since 2009.
The Council’s education cabinet member, Councillor Sian Gwenllian has stated that Ysgol Y Groeslon’s problems mean that the building a new area school with the “best possible facilities for pupils and staff” was a very high priority.
Cllr Gwenllian has instructed council officers to establish a review panel made up of the area’s school governors and staff to consider the school re-organisation options for Groeslon.
The panel will start its work early in the autumn term.
Temporary classroom units were installed at Ysgol Y Groeslon before the school re-opened for the new term on 4 September.
Cllr Gwenllian added: “Since then, in accordance with the wishes of the headteacher, these units have been improved and redecorated to the highest possible standards and new carpets, IT equipment, workbenches and shelves have been installed to provide the pupils with the best possible learning environment under the circumstances.”
“The final phase of this work is now being carried out , and we expect that the pupils will be able to move into their new classrooms on Monday, September 17.
“As a Council we fully appreciate that the past two weeks has been a difficult time for everyone associated with Ysgol Y Groeslon and we apologise for this.
"We are also extremely grateful to the pupils, the staff and the parents for their co-operation and patience during this period.”
The school’s governors will meet on Wednesday, September 19.