Staff at a Flintshire primary school are thrilled by the recent success of some of their students.

Youngsters from Ysgol y Llan, in Whitford, have demonstrated their sporting and artistic talents over the past couple of weeks, leading to them claiming a whole host of awards.

Fred Phillips, 11, gained national recognition for his 'My Inspiration' themed piece of written work for the Rotary's 2019 Young Writer's Competition which led to him becoming one of the winners from the local schools.

The Year 6 student's entry, which centred around his research on his great grandfather who fought in the First World War, was also judged to be the best in the Rotary District - beating 57 other clubs from around North Wales, West Cheshire, the Wirral, and Merseyside.

His work went on to be judged at a national level where it was described to be 'highly commended'.

Nathan Williams, deputy headteacher at Ysgol y Llan, said: "Fred has done extremely well.

"To not only be a winner amongst the local schools, but to also win regionally and have his work judged to be 'highly commended' in a national competition is something to be really proud of.

"We're proud of how well he's done with his powerful and thought-provoking work, and we hope he continues writing when he moves to secondary school."

Children from Ysgol y Llan have also achieved remarkable sporting success in recent weeks.

The school's Year 5 boys' tennis team - consisting of 10-year-olds Iwan Dowsett, Arthur Clapson, Rhiley Griffiths, and Jake Stones - became county champions after winning the Flintshire finals held in Mold last month.

Their victory means the team will now compete against sides from Wrexham and Denbigh in the North Wales finals at the Wrexham Tennis Centre in July.

The school's Year 5 and 6 girls' football team also brought success, and a trophy, to the school after winning a tournament held at Gronant School in Prestatyn.

Mr Williams, added: "Aura have been brilliant. They've put on extra events to help children engage with sport, and we're thrilled because it's given all of our Year 5 and Year 6 pupils a chance to represent our school."

In a final success story, Alexa King, 10, was chosen by representatives of the Flintshire Healthy Schools Scheme to be one of the MCs who introduce a Celebration of Achievement event on Friday, July 12.

Headteacher Bryan Griffiths, said: "I'm absolutely thrilled with the success of the children which has made me a very proud headteacher."