05 Apr

  • By adrianpaynter

A warm welcome was extended to the parents, grandparents and friends of the primary school students of Newtown Campus on Friday 3 March to enjoy the children’s performances for our Welsh Day.

Miniature Welsh Ladies

Miniature Welsh Ladies

Miniature Welsh Ladies and Men formed a guard of honour at the entrance to the school, where brilliantly decorated Welsh themed biscuits were on display.

Welsh Day - Decorated Biscuits

Welsh Day – Decorated Biscuits

The final judging of the Eisteddfod Competition then commenced and all were suitably impressed. Some of the finalists who sang, acted and recited and performed on musical instruments are listed below:-

  • The Station Master from Llanfair PG complete with whistle
  • Mary Jones and her Bible
  • Rugby Players
  • A little Welsh Dragon
  • Clarinet Solo
  • A Welsh Rap with a beat box, beat with amazing rhythm
  • A singing Musical Box figurine
  • Ocarina tunes
  • A Selection of Welsh Phrases
  • A variation on Red Riding Hood Story

These were fantastic performances and the judges (The Head Teacher and the Head Boy) had difficult choices to make.  Prizes were issued also to students who had chosen to make Welsh Landscapes as optional homework.

During literacy lessons the children had worked on a piece of poetry which was then entered into the Baird’s competition – The winning entries were read to the audience and the ‘Baird’s’ were chosen to sit on the Bardic Chairs and awarded a prize.

One of the Bairds

One of the Bairds