Back in November, a team of pupils from Ysgol Clywedog reached the finals of the Raytheon Quadcopter Challenge.

The challenges saw schools from across the UK compete to design, build and pilot a four-blade, remotely-piloted drone. Students also had to customise their units to solve technological, social or economic challenges.

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The Clywedog team reached the top spot for schools from Wales, and the fifth overall ranking out of all competing schools from across the UK.

Following up on their victory at the quadcopter contest, members of the team were presented with their Civic Pride Awards by Cllr Rob Walsh, the Mayor of Wrexham, in an awards ceremony at the Guildhall.

The ceremony took place shortly before the start of a meeting of the full Council on December 18.

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