An Amman Valley school has scooped a national eco art competition. Welsh Schools were asked by Learning from Play to create a work of art work using recycled goods and natural resources, and Brynaman Primary School came out on top.

The school won a large pirate ship, and a number of smaller ships, from Learning from Play’s product range.

Dawn Morgan, the class teacher at Brynamman Primary School, said: "The collage was made at school during lunch breaks.

"We used natural tree bark for the palm trees and real sand and seashells. I visited Trysordy, a recyclable centre at Carmarthen, and found a store of materials!"

As well as creating the collage, the children made fish, pirates, necklaces, cannons and treasure chests - all out of recycled goods or natural resources.

The Learning from Play team were very impressed by the age range of the children who helped create the art piece, and also the enthusiasm they showed by using their break-times to make the winning entry.

Ron Hinder, the Managing Director of Learning from Play, said: "We were all very impressed with the high standard of the entries we received, but we felt as a team that Brynamman Primary School really understood what we were looking for, and we hope that they enjoy their prizes."

Some of the winning art works were exhibited at Learning from Play’s stall at The Green Fayre in the National Waterfront Museum at Swansea.