A new science block at Ysgol Bryn Alyn has been dedicated to the memory of an outstanding pupil who sadly died three years ago.
The “Craig Owen Science Block” is a two storey state of the art science suite and ICT facility, which was opened at the Gwersyllt school on Monday.
Craig Owen from Brymbo was only 16 when a large sand dune collapsed on him at Cefn Sidan beach in Pembrey, Pembrokeshire, during a family holiday in August 2008.
He had been due to receive his GCSE results only three weeks after the accident occurred and achieved five A*s and five As.
The centre was officially opened by Craig’s parents, Jayne and Ron Owen at a ceremony held at the school who said they felt “overwhelmed and privileged” to be at the opening.
The building includes a rugby ball shaped plaque with Craig’s name on it, which was designed by a pupil.
The project was managed by Wrexham Council with building work undertaken by local company Read Construction Holdings.
Headteacher, Brian Whiteley, welcomed everyone to the new facility and said:
“This is a very exciting day for the school and I would like to thank everyone involved in bringing this fantastic project to fruition. The Craig Owen Science Block is a state-of-the-art facility that will help the school to provide a first class education will help pupils achieve their full potential.”
The project was part of a £20 million investment into three secondary schools in Wrexham which also include a new sports hall at the Maelor School in Penley and a new science and ICT facility at Darland High School in Gresford.