Criw Cymraeg update
Here in Pembrey School, we are very proud of being Welsh and love learning new and exciting things through both languages. To celebrate our culture, we decided to hold a 'Welsh Week' where we had the opportunity to meet a variety of special Welsh guests to help us enjoy our daily activities.
We started the week by inviting Commonwealth and Welsh gymnast Clinton Purnell to the school to teach us how to keep fit and active, as well as learning about his journey as an athlete. We learnt how regular exercise and a balanced diet is really important in keeping us healthy. We thoroughly enjoyed Clinton's magnificent acrobatic routine, showing us exactly how important a healthy lifestyle is inspiring us all.
Our next special guest was 'CYW' actress and dance instructor Hannah Beth, who came to work with Foundation Phase children. Hannah taught us some fun welsh songs that we could sing and dance along to. It was so much fun pretending to be an 'awyren' or 'tren' and all the different vehicles moving around!
Our mid-week treat was from a welsh pop band 'A Cappella Go's' who came to show us that popular chart songs can be enjoyed in both Welsh and English. We had lots of fun helping out by playing instruments, and signing along to our favourite songs.
In addition to our special guests, we pupils also learnt from each other – how to have fun with Welsh! The Criw Cymraeg took each class for morning sessions, teaching one another some playground games that we could play while learning to speak Welsh. We found learning from our friends a real treat, and tried out some of the games ourselves.
To end the week a team from the Urdd came to teach us some traditional Welsh activities such as folk dancing, singing and a variety of games.
The week was full of laughter, joy and happiness along with the important message – to love and be proud of being Welsh.