THE St Davids Matsieng Support Group has received a prestigious award for its work in promoting links between Wales and Africa.

The chairman Chris Taylor,Ysgol Dewi Sant headteacher David Haynes and students Raven Alam and Lorna McEvoy travelled to the Senedd recently for a ceremony hosted by the First Minister, Carwyn Jones.

The Gold Star Learning Link Award is the third to have been awarded to the St Davids Group, and a recognition of the progress that St Davids is making in building up links with its twinned community of Matsieng in Lesotho.

Mr Jones said he was deeply proud of what had been achieved, and that the awards recognised the lengths to which organisations had gone to improve the lives of people both in Africa and Wales.