A COLWYN Bay school has won a gold award for the excellence of its history teaching.

The Historical Association recently carried out an assessment of the History department at Ysgol Eirias and determined the faculty deserved the gold award for excellent standards of teaching and learning.

The Historical Association Quality Mark recognises the excellence of history provision in a school. It assesses and values the history provision of the teacher, their department and the school, and what is being offered to young people.

The assessors said: “There is a richness to the existing provision and a desire for further improvement which would be well within the capacity of the team to achieve.”

The assessors spent a day in school, looking at the learning environments and the work that has gone into creating a stimulating atmosphere in and around classrooms.