A CORWEN primary school has secured bee friendly status after working hard to encourage pollination on the grounds.

The children and staff at Ysgol Caer Drewyn have encouraged pollinators, planting meadows and building a polytunnel and raised beds.

The school decided to apply for the Welsh Government bee friendly award, and were successful.

Their bee champion, Kathleen Carroll from Welsh Government, said: “In addition to its intrinsic value, exposure to nature is vital to children’s physical and emotional wellbeing and from your application it seems you are providing them with an invaluable resource.

“I hope the children will be happy to hear this news and be able to give themselves a big cheer to celebrate! We are loving what Ysgol Caer Drewyn is doing to support pollinators.

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“They are letting the grass and flowers grow.

“They have planted fruit, vegetables and other flowers.

“During Forest School they have learnt about the life cycles of bees, how to identify and help them.

“Parents are also getting involved in spotting and counting pollinators.

“Many congratulations to Ysgol Caer Drewyn for receiving their Bee Friendly award.”

Jayne Davies, Ysgol Caer Drewyn headteacher, said: “We are very proud of our pupil’s enthusiasm and commitment to improving our local environment for our school community and beyond, now and for the future.”