A BARRY school will enjoy a trip to Folly Farm as part of its 25th anniversary celebrations.

Pupils from Ysgol Gwaun Y Nant primary school took on a sponsored walk and raised £2,864.51 towards the trip to Folly Farm in Pembrokeshire.

The school was originally based on the Ysgol Sant Curig site but moved to its current location in Gibbonsdown in 2000.

Ahead of the 25th anniversary celebrations – taking place in June – a group of children (aged between three and 11) completed a circular walk starting and finishing at the Knap.

The scenic route along the Welsh coastal path included Porthkerry Park and Romilly Park.

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Headteacher, Mr Rhydian Lloyd, said: "We wanted to mark our 25th anniversary with something that would be memorable for our pupils.

“As you can imagine there is a lot of excitement in school as the children are very much looking forward to the trip.

“The walk was a wonderful way of getting the school community together for the first time in a while.”

He added his thanks to those who took part in the fundraising walk, along with the PTFA (Parents, Teachers and Friends Association) for their support.

Chair of the PTFA, Emma Cane, said: “It was wonderful to see so many children and their families come out to support the event and have fun.

“It is so nice to be back doing in-person events after a challenging two years.”

She added that organising the walk was a “big challenge” for the team, and that the amount raised exceed expectations.

“Using money from other events we have completed recently, we are so proud to be able to donate £3,200 to the school for this trip along with a further donation for a fun-day for the nursery children,” said Ms Cane.

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The trip to Folly Farm will be part of a week of celebrations at the school in June for the 25th Anniversary.

For more information e-mail the parent teacher association via YGYN.PTA@gmail.com