PUPILS from the Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) base at Nant Celyn Primary School celebrated Autism Awareness week by creating their own autism awareness campaign.

In the weeks leading up to Autism Awareness week, the children at Nant Celyn Primary School helped write letters to local businesses asking for donations of paint and equipment in order to create a large mural in the school’s sensory garden.

The children were also tasked with designing a creative puzzle shaped poster, highlighting some ways people can help a person with autism.

Nine winning puzzle pieces were selected and were hidden in key locations around Cwmbran for the community to find.

The complete puzzle will be displayed at the school reception for all to see.

The week culminated with all staff and children wearing their favourite rainbow colour, displaying a bright spectrum of colours further raising awareness of autism spectrum disorder.

ASD Base teacher Angela Edwards said: "I would like to thank Rabart, Dulux, Costar, Morrison’s Community Champions and local painting and decorator Neil Dixon for donating their time and equipment in helping us raise awareness.

"Also a special thank you to Nicola Horrell and Maria May (teaching assistants at Nant Celyn School) for their artistic talents in bringing the children’s ideas and designs together to create a beautiful mural in our sensory garden.

“Both staff and children have worked extremely hard over the week, running and taking part in a variety of activities to raise awareness of Autism both within the school and the wider community."