A WELLBEING room has opened at an Ammanford secondary school.

The Children’s Commissioner for Wales Sally Holland officially opened Cwtsh at Ysgol Dyffryn Aman on Friday, September 28.

Pupils who volunteer to supervise the room got the chance show Mrs Holland around their new space and explained why they thought the room was needed at the school.

One pupil said: “The Cwtsh has made a big difference to me and I feel better in myself since it opened.”

Mrs Holland told pupils that she thought all schools needed a room like the Cwtsh and that school is not just about results.

“It is not all about GCSE results and children have to make sure they look after themselves mentally as well as physically,” said Mrs Holland.

“I really like the inspirational quotes on the wall and the calming music.

“It was good to chat with the students about their rights to health and education.”

Headteacher Nerys Nicholas told The Guardian: “Our new wellbeing room called Cwtsh is based on an idea discussed by our wellbeing council.

“It has been so exciting and inspiring to see them work together to make their idea a reality.

“I know the room will be a much-appreciated haven for our vulnerable pupils and will help to support them during challenging times.

“The wellbeing of our pupils is of paramount importance at Ysgol Dyffryn Aman."

Kathryn Rees added: “"It was a pleasure to welcome Mrs Sally Holland, Ysgol Dyffryn Aman on Friday to officially open Cwtsh.

“Mrs. Holland had the opportunity to meet some young pupils who have benefitted from having access to Cwtsh and also met with young volunteers who help supervise the room and have contributed greatly to its creation.

“The school considers the wellbeing of our pupils to be incredibly important.

“There are a number of different support networks available to pupils and we are proud to be able to add Cwtsh to the list."