A BARRY primary school is at risk of having to expand its trophy cabinet after gaining two prestigious awards in a fortnight.

Gladstone Primary school achieved the Welsh Network of Healthy Schools Schemes National Quality Award in 2001 and this was renewed last month, demonstrating that the school has achieved the highest standards in all seven Healthy Schools aspects of health and well-being.

The school has also achieved the Eco-Schools Platinum Award “with flying colours” which is the highest accolade possible under Eco-Schools.

Catherine Perry from the Vale Network of Healthy Schools and Julie Giles from Eco-Schools visited Gladstone on Tuesday (April 1) to present the awards during a special assembly conducted by the children who carried out excellent presentations on healthy living, water, litter, transport and global citizenship.

Healthy Schools co-ordinators Helen Reilly and Ali Thomas and eco-cordinator Carla Bluett were delighted with the awards.

Co-ordinator Helen Reilly said: “The whole process has been a real team effort here at Gladstone. The awards recognise the excellent practice that is being carried out at the school with regards to healthy living and eco issues. We would like to thank all staff for their help and special thanks to the children for their continued enthusiasm and commitment on these hugely important issues.”