THE Celtic Manor Resort thanked a Newport school by inviting 170 pupils to the resort for an activities day.

During the Nato Summit, members of the Celtic Manor’s gym were unable to access the facility during the summit.

Llanwern High School offered use of their facilities to delegates, including a sports hall.

As a thank you, 85 year seven pupils visited the resort yesterday, and another 85 are attending today.

There, pupils were able to undertake a number of activities including archery, laser combat, adventure golf and team building activities.

Andy Knight, the school’s director of business, explained that the school tries to form links within the community including businesses to provide opportunities of their pupils.

He said: “The majority of our pupils had never been to inside the Celtic Manor so it was a joy to see their faces light up when we arrived at the front and the concierge welcomed them inside.”

Celtic Manor activities manager, Jac Griffiths, said: “It was our pleasure to welcome pupils from Llanwern High School for an activity day to thank the school for looking after our members while our own gym facilities were out of use.” A conference to discuss and build on the success of the Nato summit will be held at Celtic Manor on Friday, November 7.

The Newport City Summit is presented by Newport City Council, the ReNewport Task Force and sponsored by the Celtic Manor Resort.

It will be addressed by a selection of the city’s most influential and important business and civic leaders, and gives attendees the opportunity to propose their questions to the expert panel and discuss their opinions.

Councillor Bob Bright, Leader of Newport City Council, said: “2014 has been a pivotal year for Newport including a significant physical transformation, a boost in confidence and having been on the world stage yet again.

“This second Newport City Summit is a great opportunity to reflect on the past 12 months and to plan for the future. The summit is an event that you can’t afford to miss.”

The summit was organised to build on the findings of the ReNewport report, which recommended ways to drive economic growth within the city.