PUPILS in a Chirk primary school got to ask their local Member of the Senedd (Welsh Parliament) questions as he paid a visit.

Ken Skates, the Senedd member for Clwyd South, visited Ysgol y Waun and was asked questions by the pupils.

Mr Skates was asked why he got into politics, day to day issues and what his favourite subjects were in school and he asked pupils about their concerns and many mentioned fuel prices.

Mr Skates thanked the school for inviting him

He said: "It was brilliant to get back to Ysgol y Waun.

"It’s a fantastic school with a really happy, caring environment, and the children were really enthusiastic.

"I’d like to thank teacher Amy Roberts, deputy head Steph Rodgers and most of all the children for their warm welcome."

Border Counties Advertizer: Cllr Frank Hemmings and Ken Stakes MS with pupils from Ysgol y Waun.

Cllr Frank Hemmings and Ken Stakes MS with pupils from Ysgol y Waun.

Councillor Frank Hemmings, who is chair of governors, thanked Mr Skates for visiting.

He said: "It was great to welcome Ken back to our school.

"We’re really proud of what we do and the atmosphere the teachers and staff have created, and it was really good to give our local member of the Senedd a taste of that."

The Welsh Government announced children in reception classes in Wales will receive universal free primary school meals from as early as September and it will fund local councils to begin rolling out the meals.

Funding of £225 has been set aside to meet the commitment for every free primary school to receive a free school meal by 2024.