North East Wales

Wrexham school children honoured at London film awards

Primary school children from Wrexham are celebrating after being nominated for a First Light film award.

Pupils from Madras VA Primary School in Penley attended a ceremony in London, where judges included Harry Potter director David Yates.

The school's film, How the Ddraig Came to Fly for Wales, failed to win the best film by under 12s category.

However, teacher Beth Whalen said she was "extremely proud" of the children's achievements.

The First Light awards aim to help young people develop skills and work with industry professionals, and offer funding schemes.

The school's short film was based on a class of children who go back in time to a village that lives in fear of a dragon.

Ms Whalen said: "We're extremely proud of the children's achievements.

"We had so much fun making the film. It was above and beyond any expectations I had, that it would be that wonderful."

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