DENBIGHSHIRE pupils have been getting to grips with farming and maths.

Children from Ysgol Pentrecelyn recently welcomed Lord Newborough for a visit, as part of project recently launched by Young Enterprise.

The innovative project involves children from the Welsh medium school in developing a farming-based, financial literacy workbook, tailored to their needs.

The workbook is being developed with support from David Evans of SARN Associates, an organisation which develops strong links between business, education and communities.

David said: “The resource we are creating combines farming, a subject which the children are passionate about, with numeracy, in a way that brings learning to real life.

"The workbook, titled ‘Tractor’ will be filled with characters, illustrations, stories and challenges that reflect the local community.

"Once completed, it will be translated into Welsh, making it an accessible resource for English and Welsh speakers at primary schools across Wales.”

Andrew Evans, headteacher at Ysgol Pentrecelyn, added: “We are delighted to be partnering with David Evans and his team for this unique project.

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"The pandemic caused serious disruption to our children’s learning when schools were forced to close and we have been working hard to address this since restrictions were lifted.

"The majority of our children are from families who live or work on farms, so a workbook which blends maths learning with farming is perfect for our needs.

"When we became aware of the opportunity to work with David, we jumped at the chance, thanks to support from Young Enterprise.”

Viv Couche, philanthropy Manager for Young Enterprise, the leading financial and enterprise education charity in England and Wales, said: “I first met the children at Ysgol Pentrecelyn a year ago and was struck by their enthusiasm for farming and their future career aspirations.

"Thanks to support from Lord Newborough of the Rhug Estate, the Earl Fitzwilliam Charitable Trust and other supporters, we have been able to launch a project which will benefit 7,500 young Welsh speakers in the year ahead.

David Evans is working with the children from Ysgol Pentrecelyn to create the workbook, then our team at Young Enterprise will quality mark it, before it is then translated and copies are made for wider distribution.

"Thanks to our supporters, we will be offering workshops to primary schools in Wales during the autumn term, to introduce this unique resource and help learners from rural Welsh communities to begin benefiting from it.”


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Lord Newborough, whose support for Young Enterprise enabled this project to get underway, said: “I really enjoyed meeting all the children at Ysgol Pentrecelyn, they were impressive in their knowledge of farming matters.

"As someone who is passionate about sustainability, I am delighted to help equip our future generation of farmers to be prepared for the challenges and opportunities ahead.

"I look forward to welcoming children from Ysgol Pentrecelyn to visit the Rhug Estate to learn about the business of farming and our responsibility to take care of the land where we live and work.”

For more information about the project, contact or see the website at