THE name of a new £5.9 million Welsh medium school in Gwersyllt has been revealed.
The community primary school for three to 11-year-olds, being built on Delamere Avenue, will be known as Ysgol Bro Alyn.
A governors’ meeting was held to decide the new name, from a shortlist of suggestions sent in by members of the public.
But with the governors unable to decide between the names, the decision was referred back to the school council at Ysgol Plas Coch, which will share a headteacher and governing body with the new school.
The pupils were asked to decide between three, the winning name and Ysgol Maes Alyn and Ysgol Pen Y Parc.
The winning suggestion was sent in by two pupils from Ysgol Plas Coch, Lili Jones from Year 2 and Phoebe Marshall from Year 4.
Ysgol Plas Coch headteacher Osian Jones said: “The Alyn part comes from the nearby River Alyn and the word ‘bro’ is a unique Welsh word which has no English translation.
“It roughly translates to district or area. The fact that the word bro is in it is quite distinctive, which made the children want to choose it.
“We’re now in the process of looking through the badge suggestions that were sent in.
“That will take a few weeks. We’re choosing the best ideas and we’ve got a designer working on it.”
Building work on the new school began in August and Ysgol Bro Alyn will officially open its doors in September.