Pupils at a Wrexham school are celebrating the fruits of their labour, after their Forest School received scored a silver award from the Woodland Trust.

Forest School leader and teaching assistant at Acton Park Primary School, Claire Crewe, said: "Over the last few years the children have been completing different activities, each of which gain a certain amount of points towards the awards.

"Because of covid and lockdowns, we've only just found out we'd achieved the bronze and silver awards. We're actually only a few points away from achieving gold.

"Activities have included tree planting, bug homes, work at Acton Park, and we log the work with the Woodland Trust.

"It's really exciting to see the children get recognised for what they've been doing in Forest School.

"There's a purpose behind what they've done, a real sense of achievement.

"Lots of children have participated in one way or another. Every year group has left a legacy for the children coming up through the school.

"You get to see a totally different child to what you see in the classroom, and they learn so many skills and confidence.

"It's a practical thing, they're having so much fun, they don't realise they're learning.

"I say to them that when they're grown up and their children are at the school, some of the things they did will still be here."

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