A FLINTSHIRE high school has been awarded the Careers Wales Mark.
Governors, staff and pupils at Hawarden High School are celebrating being the first school, and the second institution, in the Careers Wales North East Area to receive the coveted accreditation.
The mark was presented to the school for its commitment to the provision of excellent work related education opportunities and high quality careers education and guidance.
In 2011, 172 pupils at the school gained the BTEC Level 2 Workskills qualification.
Headteacher Roger Davies said: “The school has demonstrated that we have active procedures in place to ensure a continuous process of improvement and takes the fullest advantage of opportunities to promote pupils’ understanding of the world of work.”