Mentrau Iaith Cymru

Celebrating Welsh Myths with Wrexham Schools

Posted Friday October 25th, 2019 in the News category

On Thursday, 24th of October, in partnership with Wrexham County Libraries, Menter Iaith Fflint a Wrexham held a quiz for the pupils of Wrexham County Welsh primary schools.

Wrexham Welsh Primary Schools Quiz 

Representatives of year 5 and 6 from Ysgol Bryn Tabor, Bro Alun and Bryn Tabor came to Plas Pentwyn, Coedpoeth to compete against each other. Since many years now, the Menter have hold a quiz for Wrexham County Welsh primary schools to raise the pupils  awareness of Welsh myths. This year’s myth was Dreigiau Dinas Emrys, the myth with the two dragons, and this is significant as this year the Red Dragon Flag celebrates sixty years as Wales’ official flag.

It was clear to see that the pupils had been very busy studying beforehand as their knowledge of the myth were great. Throughout the morning the pupils worked hard to answer various questions based on the myth. Following the quiz, the pupils got the opportunity to make a red dragon book mark using the art of origami and we welcomed Fiona Collins, 2019 National Eisteddfod Welsh Learner of the Year to hold a drama workshop based on the myth during the afternoon.

Anna Prysor Jones, Menter Iaith Fflint a Wrecsam Development and Communications Officer said:

“We would like to thank the three schools who took part in the quiz this year. It was a pleasure working in partnership with Wrexham County Libraries and were fortunate to be able to welcome Fiona Collins to hold a workshop for the pupils. A special thank you goes to the pupils that came and represented their schools as they all behaved so well and had learn their work thoroughly- the score was very close! Thank you also to the teachers for preparing them for the quiz.”

For the third consecutive year, the special slate trophy made by Eirian Evans returned to Ysgol Bodhyfryd, as they  were the winning team at the end of the quiz. Congratulations to them.