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Is this Wales' most high-tech school?

Dewstow Primary School now has interactive TV screens Photo: Dewstow Primary School

It claims to be the most hi-tech school in Wales with ipods, ipads and interactive TV screens to ensure its 210 pupils are connected to the 21st Century.

Newly built Dewstow Primary School in Caldicot is offering its pupils and their parents a sneek preview today of what classes will be like when it officially opens its doors next week.

Dewstow Primary School cost Monmouthshire County Council £7m to build. Credit: Dewstow Primary School

It cost Monmouthshire County Council £7m and this “school of the future” doesn’t so much have classrooms but what it calls "learning plazas" - an open plan format which promotes:

A fully flexible learning environment which meets the vision for Monmouthshire County Council to raise standards of achievement and 21st Century learning. It is probably the UK's most advanced school.

– Monmouthshire County Council
Dewstow Primary School Credit: Jacqui Morris

Pupils and their parents will be able put those claims to the test this afternoon at a “community open session event" where school staff will be putting the hi-tech equipment to the test.

The school came into being following the merger of Green Lane Junior and West End Infants Schools. Pupils are currently educated at the former West End Infants School site nearby and will move into the new building on Monday.