Actor Michael Sheen presents award to Glynneath school
HOLLYWOOD star Michael Sheen has praised a group of Neath Valley schoolchildren for their green credentials.
The Baglan actor paid a visit to Cwmnedd Primary School in Glynneath today fresh from winning the best actor at the Bafta Cymru awards last night.
He scooped the award for his role in the film version of a modern day passion play, which took place in Port Talbot.
Michael, who is the Keep Wales Tidy ambassador, presented the school, which has been a eco-school for ten years, with its Platinum Award status.
The Twlight star was given a presentation from a group of youngsters about their environmental projects.
He said it was an "absolutely brilliant" presentation.
He said: "It is so lovely to be here on my home turf and to come to the school which is making a real difference to the environment, which has a direct impact on the community as well.
"The projects that have taken place within the community of Glynneath are fantastic and illustrate how eco-schools is having an impact outside the school gates."
He said the scheme helps to empower children to make changes for the better.
"Keep up the good work," he told the children.
"It does go to show you can do anything if you put your mind to it."
He added: "I love coming back to Wales and you have made me feel very much at home."
Head teacher Andrew Herbert said he was really proud of all the children and staff.
"The school had its first green flag in 2005," he said.
"To get this status is wonderful and it is the icing on the cake to have Michael Sheen to present the award."