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Apr 23, 2023

Betws-y-coed's healthy school

Our new QR codes by the entrance to Ysgol Betws-y-coed shed light on its origins as an 'open air' school, a German concept brought to North-west Wales in the early 20th century. The big sliding windows along the south elevation ...

were part of the ventilation system which reduced the spread of airborne illnesses among the children - a facility which was useful again in the Covid-19 pandemic a century later. For more information and to see an early photo of the school, use your smartphone to scan the QR codes, or click here