Schoolchildren near Chirk have new books, games and toys to help with their learning of Welsh as a second language, thanks to a grant from a school improvement service.

Children at Ysgol Pentre, part of the Dee Valley Federation, have received the new books after a grant was made by GwE Gogledd.

GwE is the school effectiveness and improvement service for North Wales, and has enabled the schools to invest in a wide range of new Welsh resources.

It is hoped these will aid in learning Welsh as a second language.

The schools in the federation now have lots of books, games and toys to extend their learning and fun.

Danielle Weigh, leader of Welsh for the Dee Valley Federation, said resources like this are vital for improving the Welsh language from a young age.

She said: “The children from our English medium schools are becoming confident Welsh speakers through fun.

“We have already seen a great difference in such a short time.”

Other schools in the federation include the nearby Froncysyllte CP School and Ysgol y Garth.

These too have benefitted from the grant and are now able to provide more resources to boost learning of the Welsh language for their pupils.

To find out more about the Dee Valley Federation, visit