More than five hundred parents and pupils have marched through Cwmcarn in a bid to see their school reopened after an asbestos scare.Read the full story ›
Parents and pupils have marched from Cwmcarn Village to Cwmcarn High School today to show support for the school.
The site shut last year after abestos was found.
Parents and pupils have told ITV News that they are worried about its future.
Teachers and pupils are continuing their fight to save Cwmcarn High School. Parts of it were closed in October because of concerns about asbestos while some children are being taught elsewhere.
As part of their campaign they've made a Christmas song and video, as Owain Phillips reports.
Teachers and pupils at Cwmcarn High School are campaigning to save their school after parts of the building were closed following the discovery of asbestos.
Children have been moved to another school in Ebbw Vale for the remainder of the academic year.
Staff and pupils have made a Christmas DVD which includes a variety of songs, as part of their campaign to save the building.
More than seventy parents of Cwmcarn High School pupils made appointments to talk to doctors about the potential dangers that their children may have been exposed to.
She basically came home from school and said 'Mam I've been sat in a classroom with a hole in the wall and an asbestos sticker on it'. I mean this was back just before they broke up for the summer. And then the testing was done. What will happen next year? Will the school reopen or will they pull it down? We just don't know.
An investigation published yesterday into Cwmcarn High School says asbestos in the roof may have been blown by the heating system and airborne fibres were 10 times higher than the accepted levels. Today special health clinics are being held for concerned parents and pupils.
Health Clinics will be held today for pupils and parents to discuss their concerns after asbestos was found at Cwmcarn High School.
This health concerns clinic will provide students and families with the opportunity to discuss any concerns they may have with public health professionals on a one to one basis.
Special health clinics will be held today for pupils from Cwmcarn High School and their parents to discuss asbestos concerns.
The clinics have been organised by Public Health Wales, Aneurin Bevan Health Board and Caerphilly County Borough Council.
It comes after the school was closed following an investigation which discovered asbestos in the building.
The clinics will take place between 12pm - 7pm at Risca Rugby Club.
A report into the extent of asbestos found at Cwmcarn High School says it poses a threat to health and the school should be demolished. Caerphilly County Borough Council are holding a meeting today to consider what the next steps should be.
The National Union of Teachers says that recent concerns about asbestos exposure in Welsh schools highlights the need for investment in school buildings. They say pupils continue to be taught in dilapidated buildings that are not fit for purpose.
In almost every community in Wales you will find schools in dangerous and unhealthy conditions. This is having a noticeable and detrimental impact on education services.
Cwmcarn High School was recently shut down when asbestos was discovered in the main block and 900 pupils had to be relocated.