Denbighshire County Council has marked a new milestone in the construction of two new schools as structural beams signed by pupils were lifted into place.

It’s expected that the new schools, being built on the site of the former Glasdir Farm in Ruthin will be open in the spring of 2018.

The new building will accommodate pupils from Rhos Street School and Ysgol Pen Barras.

The overall cost of the project is estimated to be £11.2 million, with the project funded by Denbighshire County Council and the

Welsh Government through its 21st Century Schools and Education programme.

Denbighshire – based Wynne Construction is the contractor appointed to work on the project.

Cllr Huw Hilditch-Roberts, cabinet lead member for education, said: “This is another prime example where Denbighshire is working towards providing the best educational facilities for our children and young people, as well as future generations.

“This is an ambitious project and people passing the site on the outskirts of the town will see the landscape changing on virtually a daily basis. It’s great to see the project progressing so well and excitement is building amongst the school communities, as they will have great facilities which they can be extremely proud of.

“Seeing the faces of the children attending the beam signing ceremony shows that anticipation is building and we cannot wait to see the youngsters settling into their new surroundings.”