Last week, I went to the
This is my first year as a parent at the junior school, but from what I can work out, every year alternates between the lower school and the upper school in terms of the Eisteddfod, and this year, it was the turn of the lower school.
In the run-up to the celebration, several competitions were set – a piece of 2d art, 3d art, baking, poetry and photography, all along the theme of ‘coast and country’, which is what they are doing in school at the moment. Harrison decided he wanted to enter the photography competion, with this photo he took of the Point of Ayr lighthouse on Talacre beach.
The whole celebration was done in Welsh, which, if I’m honest, I barely understood a word of, but it’s such a beautiful language so I really didn’t mind. The school is a bilingual school. so while the main language is English, they heavily (and quite rightly!) promote speaking in Welsh wherever possible. There were individual recitals, performances of a Welsh story and music. It was really lovely, and seeing Harrison get up and speak in Welsh was amazing. I am so proud of how well he – and his brothers – have picked up the language. They all have a real talent for it, with Alex even being part of the ‘Criw Cymraeg’ in his school, which promotes Welsh speaking around the school.
When they came to