A Flintshire primary school is celebrating after being award the incredible Amethyst Standard accreditation from Investors in Families (IiF).

Ysgol Gwynedd, in Flint, was praised for its ongoing hard work within its community, and the accolade comes after they received the Iif Lockdown award earlier this year.

Zoe Cottam, family engagement officer at the school, said: "It was a whole school approach, from working within the school, with the community and with parents.

"It's been ongoing work throughout the years, and this was a way of showcasing what we do.

"We came together as a school, all the staff. We really didn't expect to come in at such a high standard as Amethyst, so we've just a little more work to do to get Diamond.

"Examples include Year 5 and 6 do Magic Monday, out in the community doing things like litter picking.

"There's Family Fun, were we get parents to come in and work with their children.

"We made the community a part of the school's 70th anniversary celebrations.

"There's our Pop in and Play sessions for youngsters transitioning into the school.

"From after school club activities and working with the PTA, lots of things we do went in to providing evidence for the seven different categories.

"We hand out foodbank vouchers to parents if they need it, we recycle school uniform. Just lots of ways we help families."

Headteacher Dewi Hughes added: "We had been working towards accreditation since before covid.

"Then we had to change our engagement with families during the pandemic to a different way, and it has been a real team effort."

The IiF assessor noted on her visit: "The morning was a positive celebration of the quality family and community work that is evident and visible across the school."