Ysgol Bro Hyddgen is proud to have won the UNESCO award recently, for all the work undertaken across the key stages in promoting peace, sustainable development and global citizenship. In 180 countries globally, 10000 schools have won the UNESCO accreditation, and winning this award reflects the commitment and hard work which happens across the school throughout the year in developing understanding and commitment of the learners towards these principles.
Learners from the school have worked with learners from Greece to complete work developing understanding of ecosystems including the Biosffer Dyfi ecosystem, and artists and musicians from the Basque country has worked with the school over the last year. Also, amongst many other projects, the school has worked with Mach Maethlon to grow plants locally which may be eaten.
Recently, an assembly took place at the school, and the UNESCO certificate was presented to the head pupils by Mr Allan Wynne Jones. Mr Allan Wynne Jones and Mr Andy Rowland from Ecodyfi’s support was much appreciated by the school when the process of applying for this award was being undertaken. This assembly was also an opportunity for the school to thank Mr Allan Wynne Jones who will be moving from the area for all his support, vision and hard work over the years; he was a governor and Chairperson of the Governing Body of Ysgol Gynradd Machynlleth for many years, and he has also been Chairperson of Ysgol Bro Hyddgen’s Governing Body. The school wish Mr Allan Wynne Jones, and his wife Enid, well in their new home in Anglesey.
Mr Allan Wynne Jones with the head pupils speaking to the pupils
From left to right: Mr Dafydd Jones (Headteacher), Erwan Jones, Amelie Taylor, Mared Jones, Tomos Davies, Mr Allan Wynne Jones (on behalf of UNESCO), Mr Andy Rowland (Ecodyfi) and Ms Ann McGarry (Ecodyfi)