We are thrilled and proud to announce that the first ever Wales Youth Parliament member for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney is Pen y Dre High School's very own Tommy Church.
Tommy is an exceptional pupil who will make a real difference to the lives of young people in this area by giving them a voice at national level. He will be the youth equivalent of the local Assembly Member, Dawn Bowden AM.
We were delighted that Dawn visited the school to work with Tommy and our own Student Parlaiment on issues that concern young people today.
Tommy is passionate about the environment and making sure that young people have emotional and social supoort in schools.
Another first for Pen y Dre High School, but more importantly, a first for Tommy and for the young people of Merthyr and Rhymney.