Pupils from a Powys primary school made Mother's Day cards and paper flowers last week for Ukrainians seeking sanctuary.

Llangors CIW School worked with Hay, Brecon and Talgarth Sanctuary for Refugees (HBTSR) to help with the project.

On Sunday, the carefully crafted cards and flowers were given to women when a group of sanctuary seekers from Swansea and local Ukrainian guests visited Llangors Community Centre for a welcome day, organised by HBTSR.

Mr Mark Williams, Deputy Head of Llangors school said: "Our school is working towards recognition  as a School of Sanctuary. Becoming a School of Sanctuary is a great way to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for everyone, especially those seeking sanctuary.

"It's so heartening to see the school and community  coming together to support and welcome refugees and asylum seekers. We have enjoyed collaborating with HBTSR over the last few years to help welcome  people who are seeking sanctuary and the war in Ukraine has given added impetus to our efforts."

Dr Ailsa Dunn, Secretary of HBTSR added: "Making cards and paper flowers is a lovely gesture of welcome and kindness, and it's great to have  the school organising this. It's important to remember that small acts of kindness can make a big difference to someone who is new to a community and may be feeling isolated or uncertain.

"I'm sure that the women who receive the cards and paper flowers  will feel appreciated and valued. It's wonderful to see communities coming together to support and welcome those who are seeking sanctuary.

"We hope that Llangors' efforts to become a School of Sanctuary are successful and that other schools and communities are inspired to follow their lead. It's important to create welcoming and inclusive environments for everyone, regardless of their background or circumstances."