YSGOL Pen-y-Bryn in Colwyn Bay claims to have become one of the first schools in Wales to become carbon neutral.

The school is taking part in an initiative launched by the UN to encourage everyone in society to take action to help achieve a climate neutral world.

Tabitha Sawyer, head teacher said: "As a school we feel it is important our children are ethically informed citizens.

"The work we have done to become a carbon neutral school has helped the children gain greater understanding of these issues."

Seren Lloyd, a year six pupil said: " It shows we really are an eco school. We don't just say we do things for the environment, we actually do them." Another pupil and member of the school's eco council, Luke Cleary, said " It's so brilliant that we can be involved in helping our planet."

Ysgol Pen-y-Bryn has addressed its own climate footprint, measured its greenhouse gas emissions and compensated against those that are unavoidable by using UN certified emissions, a carbon credit. Buying credits to compensate the school's unavoidable emissions helps projects in developing countries, brings sustainable benefits to communities and helps to make a real difference for the future. The pupil's involvement is helping them develop as ethically informed citizens. They have pledged to reduce plastic single use water bottles, phase in LED light bulbs and reduce the time that lights are on in the day.