PUPILS in Winsford are celebrating after winning recognition for specialist communication skills.

Oaklands School has been awarded the Makaton Friendly Accreditation.

The Makaton Friendly scheme supports students who use Makaton to aid their communication.

Business manager Joanne Fox said: "As a school we use Makaton symbols and signs within the day to day curriculum. It supports students, staff and visitors to understand that different people use alternative ways to communicate."