Rural schools in Anglesey are at risk of closure as the council tries to save money from its budget
In Anglesey, there are currently 17 primary schools on the island with fewer than 120 pupils whose futures are under review by Anglesey Council. The council say the review is due to a need to make savings of £9m and difficult decisions will have to be taken.
At Ysgol Bodffordd Primary School, parents say they will resist any plan to close their children's school. A petition against closing the school has gathered 5,000 signatures.
Speaking outside the school, one parent described the school as 'heart of the community.'
'Without the school, we have nothing,' she added.
Parents are now pinning their hopes on new rules set out by the Welsh Government to make it harder for local authorities to close rural schools.
Under new Welsh Government rules, councils will have to assess the impact rural school closures will have on children's education, the wider community and travel arrangements.
The Welsh Government say the new rules will be introduced to ensure 'councils and other proposers must do everything they can to keep rural schools open before deciding to consult on their closure.'
Anglesey's Assembly Member, Rhun ap Iorwerth, is calling for more funding to be made available for rural schools, saying councils across Wales are in an 'impossible' situation.
The Welsh Government say they will be making more money available for rural schools.