A NUMBER of schools in Carmarthenshire have been celebrated for their work with the environment.

School pupils from across the county joined their fellow learners from Mid and West Wales at the Pierhead in Cardiff Bay for the first in-person Climate Challenge Cymru Awards.

The project has been a platform for pupils to showcase their ideas to address the issues of climate change through a number of practical and research challenges, which help teach pupils what is needed for a more sustainable future.

The awards celebrated the pupils’ contributions and commitment to combatting climate change and were run in collaboration with a number of Welsh environmental organisations such as WWF Project Seagrass, the RSPB, Castell Howell, Sustrans, Tir Coed, Keep Wales Tidy and Surfers Against Sewage.

Eluned Morgan, MS for Mid and West Wales founded the project, which also included contributions from Julie James MS, minister for climate change, and Marie Brousseau-Navarro, the deputy future generations commissioner.

A number of primary schools were given awards for their work.

Ysgol Bro Banw in Ammanford won the Castell Howell Category, whilst Ysgol Tycroes won the Surfers Against Sewage Category. Llandeilo Primary School was given the Keep Wales Tidy Category award.

South Wales Guardian: Llandeilo Primary School was celebrated for its work.Llandeilo Primary School was celebrated for its work. (Image: Office of Eluned Morgan)

Also celebrating wins were Ysgol Glantwymyn/Welshpool Primary (RSPB Category), Ysgol Pen Rhos (Welsh Government Energy Category and Tir Coed Category), and Holy Name School (WWF Project Seagrass Category).

Eluned Morgan said: “I am absolutely thrilled that the Climate Challenge Cymru schools project has received such a fantastic response. It has been incredibly inspiring and heartening to see so many young learners engaged and enthused about climate issues.

South Wales Guardian: Ysgol Tycroes was celebrated.Ysgol Tycroes was celebrated. (Image: Office of Eluned Morgan)

“We must continue to support and nurture their enthusiasm, as they are the driving force behind the positive change we so desperately need. Together, we can build a sustainable Wales that future generations will be proud to inherit.”