New Cwtsh and Grand Slam Garden for Heolddu

Ollie Griffiths officially opening the Grand Slam Garden

Wales and Dragons rugby player Ollie Griffiths and Wooden Spoon Wales Honorary President Bob Norster officially opened the new Wooden Spoon ‘CWTSH’ and Grand Slam Garden at Heolddu Bargoed Comprehensive school.

Bob Norster (L) with Event Room directors Matthew Jones and Mark Shepherd.

Heolddu Bargoed Comprehensive is a mainstream school with 132 children registered with special needs. The school strive to create futures for students of intellectually, socially and emotionally diverse needs. With a £15,000 grant from Wooden Spoon Wales the new facilities build upon their current provision. The ‘Cwtsh’ provides a quiet room with sensory equipment for autistic pupils and the garden serves as a complementary outdoor facility to promote well being and independence.

Pupils, teachers, the local mayor and supporters of Wooden Spoon also attended the opening, with the Events room directors Matthew Jones & Mark Shepherd present to unveil both projects,kindly funded through a long and generous relationship with Wooden Spoon Wales at charity lunches.


The Grand Slam garden, providing a nurturing outdoor environment.

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