YSGOL Bro Gwaun has received a National Quality Award in recognition of all the excellent work done at the school.

It follows a visit by representatives from the Welsh Government’s Department for Health and Social Services back in December.

The subsequent report said: “The health and wellbeing of the students and the wider school community is at the core of everything that happens at Ysgol Bro Gwaun. There is a whole school approach with everyone working very hard to achieve a truly health promoting school”.

The award is part of the Welsh Network of Healthy School Schemes and encompasses themes such as leadership and communication, curriculum, ethos and environment, family and community involvement, food and fitness, mental and emotional health and wellbeing, personal development and relationships, substance use and misuse, safety and hygiene.

A key player in the project is senior teacher Alana Finn, who is also the school co-ordinator responsible for the Personal and Social Education programme. She works closely with the school council which is actively involved in all decisions regarding whole school provision.

The report continues: “There is a strong sense that young people are considered as individuals.

“Student voice is very strong with a well developed system of class and year councils, all leading to the school council and into the Pembrokeshire Youth Forum”.

Welcoming the award, headteacher Nerys Nicholas said: “This prestigious award is a testament to a wide range of exciting initiatives at Ysgol Bro Gwaun, and recognises the whole school vision of creating a truly health promoting school. Thanks to all involved including staff, students, parents, governors, external agencies and the wider community for their support. Diolch yn fawr i bawb”.