PUPILS at Ysgol Bro Dewi have elected their new school council for 2014, with the help of the Secretary of State for Wales and local MP, Stephen Crabb.

The children voted last Thursday, using a special polling station set up in the school hall. The reception class through to year six took part in the process, where a boy and a girl were elected to represent each year group on the school council.

After the votes were counted, Mr Crabb came to the school to act as returning officer, present badges to the successful candidates and also answer questions about his job and his recent experience of meeting the US President, Barack Obama at the NATO summit.

The new school council, which also includes Bro Dewi's Super Ambassadors Faye Clift and Billy Marsh, made Mr Crabb an honorary member of the council and invited him back to a meeting in the New Year.

Mr Crabb said: “I was so impressed to see how enthusiastic all of the pupils at Ysgol Bro Dewi were with their school council elections and how hard they worked on their campaigns. They have clearly put a lot of thought into how they want the council to make the school better.”

The school's headteacher, Sam Vaughan added: “It has been really impressive to see children throughout the school take the process of electing a new school council so seriously. They all made excellent presentations to their classes and the successful candidates will help make the school an even better place in the future.