The word "school" was painted as "shcool," and the Welsh word for school, ysgol, was also spelled incorrectly as ysool. Wales and West Utilities has accepted responsibility for the misspelling of the English word, but it denied painting the Welsh word.
Phil Whittier, a representative of Wales and West Utilities, apologized for the mistake and said that the team would return the next day to replace the markings with the correct spelling. He said, "Unfortunately, [we] have misspelt the word 'school.' The team are returning tomorrow morning to replace the markings with the correct letters, and we are confident the teachers will give them full marks this time."
The mistake was made during works to the gas network in the area. Swansea council leader Rob Stewart expressed relief that the error was not the council's fault. He said, "Apparently Wales and West Utilities have been working there recently and will return to rectify it. Red faces all round at WWU I expect."
The incident has attracted attention on social media, with many people poking fun at the contractors' mistake. Some have even suggested that the misspelling may have been a deliberate act of mischief. However, Whittier assured the public that the mistake was an accident and that Wales and West Utilities takes its responsibilities very seriously. He said, "We apologize for any confusion caused by the misspelling of the word 'school.' We take our work and responsibilities extremely seriously and will ensure that such a mistake does not happen again."
The misspelling of the word "school" is not the first time that contractors have made such mistakes. In 2017, a contractor misspelled "school" as "scohol" in Kent, England. Similarly, in 2018, another contractor misspelled "school" as "shcool" in Middlesbrough, England.
These incidents serve as a reminder to contractors and workers to take their work seriously and to double-check their spelling before making any markings.
The misspelling of the Welsh word for school, ysgol, has also attracted attention. While Wales and West Utilities has denied responsibility for the mistake, Swansea council has been contacted about the issue. It remains unclear who made the mistake and how it will be rectified.
In conclusion, the misspelling of the word "school" by contractors in Swansea has attracted attention and ridicule on social media. Wales and West Utilities has accepted responsibility for the mistake and has promised to rectify it. The incident serves as a reminder to contractors and workers to take their work seriously and to double-check their spelling before making any markings.