A PRESTATYN primary school is celebrating retaining a prestigious eco award.

Bodnant Community School have for the second year running secured the Platinum Flag Award originally awarded in 2017.

The school has also previously gained three Green Flag Awards thanks to its environmental education programme, Eco-Schools run by environmental charity, Keep Wales Tidy and funded by the Welsh Government.

Over 90 per cent of schools in Wales are registered on the programme.

The Eco-Schools programme inspires and empowers pupils to be leaders of change in their community, helping them learn about sustainable living and global citizenship while giving them the information and support they need to make changes that will benefit their school, local environment and wider community, such as reducing waste, energy consumption, transport, biodiversity, healthy living and litter issues.

Catrin Hughes, Education Officer, Keep Wales Tidy said: “The Platinum Flag is a very impressive achievement and highlights the enthusiasm and commitment that Bodnant has towards sustainable development. he dedication of the Eco-Committee over many years has been inspirational. I’d like to congratulate and thank all of the pupils and staff involved for their hard work.”