Pupils move into new school heated by geothermal hot spring

GROUND-BREAKING Primary school hides a surprising secret underneath its grounds… and is using it in a very clever way

Sitting just below the Welsh classrooms and playground of Ffynnon Taf Primary School is an ancient thermal spring, and it's now being used to keep students warm.

The school’s geothermal water is now running through the school’s pipes - replacing its gas heating - and beating the energy crisis.

This is seeing Ffynnon Taf Primary School's 200 pupils reap the rewards of the spring, which was said to have been discovered around 5,000 years ago.

The warm spring water bubbles up on the banks of the River Taff, and now engineers have directed the constant 21C water from Taff's Well near Cardiff to the school.

Jason Taylor, the regional director at builders Kier Construction, said it was "fantastic" to see the school making the most of the "same spring”

Kier press release