PUPILS have taken part in their school’s own take on a popular talent competition while learning about important environmental issues which they may have to face in future.

Ysgol Borthyn, the primary school in Ruthin, was awarded its second Green Flag by Keep Wales Tidy, the environmental charity which works towards achieving “a clean, safe and tidy Wales”.

It was awarded after the school’s eco committee met regularly to discuss ways that the school could become more environmentally friendly and took action towards improving the school grounds, buying new play equipment and a bin for the schoolyard. Ysgol Borthyn pupils also took to cycling, scooting and walking to school as part of the Big Pedal Week organised by Sustrans, the sustainable transport charity, in March.

Headteacher Teleri Llwyd-Jones said: “Congratulations to Ysgol Borthyn’s Eco Committee for their hard work in achieving the Second Green flag. We look forward to seeing the flag waving in the wind outside the school soon.

In matters of less serious nature, pupil’s from year five also successfully their own ‘Borthyn’s Got Talent’ completion to raise money for Cancer research. Pupils were selected to be presenters and judges who had to act in the character of Ant and Dec, David Walliams, Alisha Keys, Amanda Holden and Simon Cowell who star on TV show ‘Britain’s Got Talent’.

“This was all their own idea and had no help in organising it,” Mrs Llwyd-Jones added. “We had a very successful afternoon watching all the different acts and the winners were given prizes. Borthyn really does have talent!”