A big well done to all the children who made such an effort with the homework tasks. The children were so proud of their work as they brought them into school, and everyone had enjoyed a lot of family time discussing and planning them.
I was so glad it wasn’t my role to try and judge the competitions. A very big thank you to Mrs Cath Yeardley and Mrs Gaynor Selwyn for agreeing to take on this tricky job. At least they had no idea who had completed which project piece, as I had seen so many beaming faces bringing them into school.
The judges had a sneak peak of some of the work before the Service and Eisteddfod. The older children already knew the story of St David and were able to tell the younger pupils all about him and all he taught. We also had a little reflection on how we could ‘do the little things’ as St David taught.
We then had some lovely performances of Welsh recitation from Year 6, Year 5, Years 3 & 4 and Foundation Phase. They were all fantastic with super Welsh pronunciation and expression. Da iawn pawb!
The judges went back to their difficult task of trying to award 1st, 2nd, 3rd and highly commended. We didn’t want to place too much emphasis on this as we felt that everyone deserved to be commended as they had gained so much from the experience.
It has been good to see the first signs of Spring, and the younger pupils really enjoying the outdoor activities. Mrs Cath Yeardley, our new Governor, is also trying to support us in accessing grants to try and give the outdoor classroom and raised beds a new lease of life. We met with Iwan from RSPB to see how he could support us. Mrs Pierce and I also indulged in a little blue-sky thinking, and that in an ideal world we would also have hens and a polytunnel, you never know we may get this one day. Iwan from the RSPB did say we would need a lot of support, I did say that this is Nannerch and we would have much more of a chance of getting community support with things here than anywhere! I will be asking if we have anyone in the community who can support the pupils once we have re-established the area.
A big well done to our Brenin yr Wythnos which was awarded for Wisdom. It is nice to see the children following St David’s example.