TikTok artist joins ISG to celebrate project milestone with a World Cup twist

The New Welsh Medium School and Bryn Celynnog Comprehensive School projects gave a warm welcome to the Council’s Cabinet Member for Education as he visited staff and pupils in Rhydyfelin and Beddau. Local TikTok star Tee2Sugars celebrated impressive progress on site by painting a rousing mural in support of The Dragons’ campaign in Qatar.

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The Council’s Cabinet Member for Education, Rhys Lewis recently visited pupils of Heol y Celyn Primary School and YGG Pont Sion Norton, and also from Bryn Celynnog Comprehensive School to witness the excellent progress on the construction of new school facilities in partnership with the Welsh Government.

Schools in Rhydyfelin and Beddau will soon benefit from new facilities thanks to joint investment via the Sustainable Communities for Learning Programme. ISG is main contractor on both projects, which commenced in the summer holidays.

New Welsh Medium Primary School, Rhydyfelin, is a 21st Century school located on the current Heol y Celyn Primary site serving the school’s Welsh Medium pupils, and those currently attending YGG Pont Sion Norton, opening in 2024.

It will include a new Multi Use Games Area, playing field, staff car park and bus drop-off area.

With the completion of the steel frame for the main building, ISG hosted the special event to celebrate the significant progress of this vital education project.

Bryn Celynnog Comprehensive, Beddau will be a brand new sixth form block, along with new sports facilities and improved 21st Century classrooms for pupils in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. Two older teaching blocks will be demolished while a car park and new access routes will be provided – with the entire project on course for completion during 2023. Once complete the new facilities will welcome sixth form pupils, from Pontypridd and Hawthorn High Schools.

The steel frame has been built for the sixth form building and the separate gym, while the former caretaker’s house has been demolished. Construction of the pre-cast stairs and metal decks on both buildings will start in the coming weeks, which will be followed by the concrete pours to each of the floors.

To celebrate the important milestone of the steel frames being completed, ISG invited pupils, staff and Cllr Lewis to see the progress, and they took the opportunity to sign a steel frame to mark the milestone.

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A hoarding design for the pupils

With works on going, ISG Project Manager, Nick Clements got in touch with local “TikTok Star” tee2sugar. Tee2sugar is a local graffiti artist based in Wales, who has over 12k followers on TikTok showcasing his artwork that he has done across Wales. One of his most recent celebrated artworks was a mural of a miner that paid tribute to this history of the Welsh valleys.

Tee2sugars was invited to site to draw some artwork on the site hoarding that backs onto the neighbouring school buildings. Not content with just a construction theme, the team spoke to the pupils of the school to get their ideas on how they’d like the hoardings to look. With the World Cup just kicking off and the excitement of Wales first World Cup tournament since the days of John Charles in 1958, the pupils all wanted some artwork of current Welsh football hero Gareth Bale as a nod to the team taking part this year. You can see the excellent artwork in the gallery below.

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