CELEBRATIONS were in the air at a Prestatyn school before Christmas.

Ysgol Gymunedol Bodnant has become one of six schools throughout Denbighshire to receive Cymraeg Campus Bronze award.

The award is culmination of over 10 months of work from pupils and teaching staff alike who have followed the Welsh language charter which has been created to develop Welsh within English medium schools and consists of three awards also including silver and gold.

To celebrate, a special service was undertaken by the school’s Criw Cymraeg which focused on Welsh Christmas and New Year traditions.

Among the guests were parents of the Criw Cymraeg, the Chair of Governors Gwyn Bartley and Gareth Williams, advisory Teacher for Welsh for Denbighshire County Council.

Mr Williams said: “Of the 32 primary schools in Denbighshire, six schools have achieved the Cymraeg Campus Bronze award with Ysgol Gymunedol Bodnant being amongst the first initial successes.”

“The Cymraeg Campus framework is a Welsh language vehicle to prepare for the Curriculum changes that will be upon schools in the next 18 months.”

Mr Bartley, chair of the Governors, said: “It’s great to see the school being so successful in achieving this award. We now look forward to working towards the silver award.”