PEMBROKE’S Golden Grove School-Ysgol Gelli Aur School had the pleasure of welcoming new pupils to the school with the start of the new term.

Pupils from years 5 and 6 Welsh stream enjoyed a range of exploring and investigating activities at The Orielton Field Studies Centre as a part of the annual Green Day. Orienteering and pond dipping were amongst the activities as pupils learned about the natural environment.

Peter Hill from The Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ARC) organisation made a visit to the school to look at the school pond, which was established by ARC at the school last year.

The pond is developing well, with plenty of pond life being observed. Peter Hill is confident that the pond is capable of supporting a range of amphibian wild life and that it will become an important resource for the school.

In sporting news, there was an enthusiastic turn out for the first cross country running training sessions and the school look forward to the competitive events to be held across the county and beyond.

Pupils, staff and parents took part in the recent Ironman and related events in Tenby. Teacher Mr Jenkins completed the main event in sub 13 hours, a great achievement, well done to all who took part.

Head Teacher Andrew Williams said: "It has been a busy and stimulating start to the school year. The curricular and extra-curricular activities are in full swing and the Friends of Golden Grove (FOGG) have a number of events in the pipeline to give added support to the school."