The local member of the Senedd for Vale of Clwyd, Gareth Davies MS visited Ysgol Plas Brondyffryn on Park Street, Denbigh last Friday (20th January) to meet the staff and pupils of the school and to see what the key priorities are of the school council, which is run by the pupils themselves.
Ysgol Plas Brondyffryn is a school that provides education and living skills for autistic children between the ages of 4 and 18 and is North Wales' regional centre of excellence for teaching children on the autistic spectrum. Pupils come from all over North Wales with most pupils travelling to and from the school daily, but children that live further afield can take advantage of the school's residential facility, 'Gerddi Glasfryn'.
Commenting after the visit Mr Davies said, "I was thrilled to visit the school to meet Headteacher, Mr Price, staff and pupils of Ysgol Plas Brondyffryn to catch a sense of what the school offers for autistic children in North Wales and to see the need for improved building facilities in the future, that can ensure that every autistic child in the region can receive the best education possible."
Mr Davies went onto say, "a key part of my visit was to meet the school council to find out what their priorities are for the future, I was delighted to learn their passion for ensuring the Welsh language is used as much as possible around the school by placing everyday Welsh words and phrases on doors and communal areas to give every child the opportunity to learn the language. It was also pleasing to see the school councils passion for the environment and ensuring the school is recycling to its maximum capacity and reducing its carbon footprint to protect future generations, I'd like to praise all the hardworking staff and pupils at Ysgol Plas Brondyffryn and encourage them to keep up the good work and everything positive they do for autistic children in North Wales."