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Welsh education minister unveils new school technology zone

14/01/2011 Joanna
Children at one school in Wales now have a cutting edge technology plaza at their disposal.

Education minister Leighton Andrews visited Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw school in Torfaen earlier this week to open the new state-of-the-art zone, which features television production facilities and video conferencing equipment, among other things.

Pupils will have the opportunity to develop new skills in a high-tech environment and communicate with students in other schools overseas.

Commenting on the opening of the new plaza, councillor Bob Wellington, leader of Torfaen Council, said: "With computer and digital technologies playing an ever increasing role in everyone's lives, we are committed to ensuring Torfaen children have access to the latest technology in schools from the earliest age.

"By investing in our children's digital learning skills today we can ensure Torfaen and Wales can reap the economic benefits of the technology and industries of the future."

This comes just a month after Mr Andrews opened Ysgol Maes y Morfa school in Llanelli after it was fully revamped.
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