Emily Dix now and when she was at the school
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'It hurt so much' when Ysgol Mynyddcerrig closed

A new law to support rural education could be introduced by the Welsh Government, according to Education Secretary Kirsty Williams.

An agreement between the Liberal Democrat AM and the first minister included a pledge to look at the impact of current policy on rural schools.

Councils have to consider the number of surplus pupil places when making decisions about the future of schools.

Ysgol Mynyddcerrig, between Pontyberem and Cross Hands, Carmarthenshire, closed in September 2007.

There was a long campaign to save the village primary school, which, at the end, had 15 pupils.

One of them, Emily Dix, told BBC Wales education correspondent Bethan Lewis she still feels "devastated" about what happened.

  • 13 Jul 2016
  • From the section Wales