* The gold award winners line up.
Ysgol y Gwernant in Llangollen is amongst 14 Denbighshire schools honoured for their commitment to increasing the number of pupils who communicate socially through the medium of Welsh.
In January 2016 the Welsh Government launched the Welsh Language Charter pilot scheme in Denbighshire's Welsh medium schools.
The aim of the charter is to increase children's social use of the Welsh language.
By taking part in the scheme schools will plan to inspire children and young people to use their Welsh in all aspects of their lives.
The Language Charter encourages participation by all members of the school community - the school council and the language ambassadors, pupils, the workforce, parents, governors and the wider community.
The schools received the Language Charter Bronze Award in the summer of 2016 and the Silver Award in the summer of 2017.
Since then the schools have been working hard to achieve the Gold Award requirements and since summer 2018 they have been validated one after another and succeeded in achieving the Gold Award.
The successful schools are:
- Ysgol y Gwernant, Llangollen
- Ysgol Bro Dyfrdwy, Cynwyd
- Ysgol Betws Gwerfil Goch
- Ysgol Bro Elwern, Gwyddelwern
- Ysgol Pen Barras, Ruthin
- Ysgol Pentrecelyn
- Ysgol Bro Cinmeirch, Llanrhaeadr yng Nghinmeirch
- Ysgol Tremeirchion
- Ysgol Henllan
- Ysgol Twm o’r Nant, Denbigh
- Ysgol Dewi Sant, Rhyl
- Ysgol y Llys, Prestatyn
- Ysgol Pant Pastynog, Prion
- Ysgol Carreg Emlyn, Clocaenog.
Councillor Huw Hilditch Roberts, Lead Cabinet Member for Education, Children's Services and Public Engagement, said: “Receiving the Gold Award clearly shows the hard work that has taken place within the schools to improve the quality of the school pupils to socialise through the medium of Welsh.
“The pupils have been inspired to enjoy using the Welsh language in an increasing range of situations, increasing their use of technology through the medium of Welsh and their confidence to use the language more widely within their community and beyond.
“Congratulations to all pupils on their success.”