12 July 2023
A Brecon primary school has been congratulated by Powys County Council after it became the first in Wales to achieve gold status for the supportive and inclusive environment it has created for Service children.
Mount Street Infants School has become the first school in Wales to achieve the Armed Forces Friendly Schools Cymru Gold Status.
The school received their award at a presentation on Friday, July 7.
The Armed Forces Friendly Schools Cymru initiative was launched in 2022 and aims to foster a supportive and inclusive environment for Service children in schools across Wales.
Participating schools undertake a series of activities and actions aligned with the SSCE Cymru School Checklist, which includes both compulsory elements and additional tasks, to progress from Bronze to Silver and ultimately achieve the esteemed Gold status.
Cllr Matthew Dorrance, Deputy Leader and Armed Forces Champion, said: “I’m delighted that Mount Street Infants School has become the first school in Wales to achieve Gold status.
“They are leading the way in providing a warm and friendly welcome to Service children while building strong and lasting relationships with the local Armed Forces community. I want to congratulate everyone at the school for their success – it is fully deserved.”
Cllr Pete Roberts, Cabinet Member for a Learning Powys, said: “To become the first school in Wales to achieve gold status is a superb achievement and everyone at Mount Street Infant School should be proud of this special recognition.
“By achieving Gold status, they have demonstrated exceptional commitment to embedding best practices for supporting Service children and enhancing engagement with their Armed Forces community.”
For further information on the Armed Forces Friendly Schools Cymru initiative visit the Supporting Service Children in Education Wales at www.sscecymru.co.uk