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More than five hundred parents and pupils have marched through Cwmcarn in a bid to see their school reopened after an asbestos scare.
Parents of pupils at Cwmcarn High School, closed over asbestos fears, say they believe the council wants to shut the site for good.
Wales newest university has signed an agreement with the armed forces to support service personnel as they leave military life. The Armed Forces Covenant with the University of South Wales is the first of its kind.
Wales's first Armed Forces Covenant between the military and a university has been signed at Cardiff Castle.
Under the agreement, the University of South Wales will support service personnel with a Forces Champion.
They'll be given advice and guidance on their educational futures when they leave the forces.
An Armed Forces Covenant will be signed this morning between the Armed Forces and the new University of South Wales.
It's understood to be the first time a covenant has been signed between the forces and a university in Wales.
Under the covenant agreement, the university will provide service personnel with educational advice when they leave the forces, and continue to support staff who serve in the reserve forces.
Pupils at Cwmcarn school, which closed after an asbestos scare, say it's been a struggle travelling to Ebbw Vale for lessons. The school will reopen in September after a clean-up operation.
Pupils from Cwmcarn High School say they are "ecstatic" and "over the moon" at the decision that their school will be reopened.
They told our Valleys Reporter Hannah Thomas that "it's been a struggle" travelling to Ebbw Vale for lessons, and that Cwmcarn has been "a massive part" of their lives.
Caerphilly Council says pupils and staff will be able to return to Cwmcarn High School following a decision by members to approve £1m funding for emergency remediation of asbestos at the site.
Pupils will return to temporary accommodation while the works are undertaken and the school could be open for reoccupation in September this year.
The council will now enter into a grant arrangement with the Governing Body who will procure, commission and manage the asbestos works at the school.
– Cllr Rhianon Passmore, Cabinet Member for Education
I welcome the decision and I’m sure the whole school community will be delighted that a way forward has been agreed.
We took a very difficult, but correct decision last October to temporarily close the school.
Pupils could return to Cwmcarn High School after the summer holidays, following a unanimous vote last night by Caerphilly councillors.
The school was closed last October after an investigation supposedly found dangerous levels of asbestos - two subsequent reports argue the building is "essentially uncontaminated".
However a report into the findings recommend asbestos removal and remediation works totalling almost £1m before the school is safe for re-occupation.
We are going home!!!From @Save_Cwmcarn on Twitter:
Cwmcarn High School is to reopen, after Caerphilly councillors agreed a plan to remove asbestos at the site and provide temporary classrooms.
The decision was made at a meeting on Wednesday night, which was also attended by a large number of parents of pupils at the school.
Since the discovery of asbestos at the school last October, the pupils have been educated at the former Coleg Gwent site in Ebbw Vale.
A decision is expected later over the future of Cwmcarn High School. Caerphilly County Borough council will hold a special meeting to consider whether the school can be kept open.
The school was temporarily closed in October 2012 after a report found high levels of asbestos there.
A recent survey recommended removing the asbestos and further work to make the school safe. This would cost around £1million.
The school and the governing body say they want to proceed with the work to keep the school open, but that the Councillors will consider a range of other options later today.