Award Winning Wrexham Students Congratulated

A Wrexham primary school has been congratulated after winning a national competition aimed at promoting online safety.

Beating off competition from a hundreds of other entries from across Wales, Hafod y Wern Community Primary School triumphed with their Safer Internet Day film and Wrexham’s Assembly Member, Lesley Griffiths, visited the school in Caia Park to congratulate students and staff on their impressive achievement.

The Welsh Government’s Safer Internet Day competition offers children and young people from all over Wales the opportunity to have their say on how being online makes them feel.  Pupils are invited to explore their feelings by getting creative in one of four categories: word, film, music or art.

During her visit, Ms Griffiths watched Hafod y Wern’s award winning film and met with the school, eco and sports councils, as well as the digital leaders.

The children then took Ms Griffiths on a tour of their recently refurbished school, visiting the school garden and hearing all about the school’s Daily Mile challenge and Fishing Club initiative.

Lesley Griffiths AM said “Hafod y Wern School was redeveloped last year thanks to significant Welsh Government investment and it is clear just how proud everyone associated with the school is of their excellent, modern facilities.”

“The new building has added to the school’s vibrant atmosphere and it was great to meet up with the school councils to hear all about the positive activities and initiatives taking place.”

“Congratulations once again for winning the Safer Internet Day award and thank you to the children and staff for making me feel so welcome.”