PRIMARY school pupils from two Newport schools have been given the chance to pen personal messages for the Nato world leaders ahead of the summit in September.

Classes from Mount Pleasant Primary School and Pillgwenlly Primary School have been writing messages which will be personally given to each of the 28 Nato representatives on a postcard.

Cath Bevan, headteacher at Pillgwenlly Primary School, told the Argus: “We’ve sent off our entries and were all absolutely delighted to have been invited to take part.”

Ms Bevan said entries include requests for no pollution or poverty, peace for all, and a world where people respect each other.

Prime minister David Cameron and President Barack Obama will be among those who will be given a bilingual postcard which will also depict images of Wales.

Five classes of nine and ten year olds and one community group from Wales were asked by first minister Carwyn Jones to submit ideas for what they would like changed by the time they are adults.

Mr Jones said: “The sheer number and seniority of world leaders coming to Wales in September is unprecedented and as a government we wanted children growing up in the host nation to feel a part of this.

“Nato leaders will hear the hopes of the children growing up in towns and villages right across Wales as they sit in summit talks.”

Andrew Rothwell, a teacher from Mount Pleasant Primary School in Newport, said: “Writing these postcards has lit a flame in these children.

“We’d already talked a lot in class about this summit that’s happening on their doorstep and to now have the chance to be a part of it has really captured their imagination.”

Secretary of state for Wales, Stephen Crabb, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for local children to voice their hopes for the future as Wales takes the global stage.”