St Davids High School

Welsh FOCUS WEEK

Welsh Celebrations at St David's High School

Here at St. David's High School in Saltney we have been celebrating the Welsh language, history and culture as part of our Welsh focus week. The week was organised by Mrs. Louise Skinner, Director of Learning for Languages. In all lessons across the school, students had enrichment opportunities to celebrate all things Welsh, from dissecting daffodils in Science, designing Welsh flags from MDF wood and paper in Design to finding out about the links Wales has to Patagonia in South America and Brittany in France in language lessons. 

On Friday, the final day of the week, to finish a great week of Welsh celebrations in Saltney, an array of activities were organised. The students enjoyed fun sessions with the Urdd,  Mr. Phormula, a Welsh rapper, Carys Lake and Huw Owen, who taught students  to sing Welsh songs and to play the ukulele. Students also enjoyed a play by Llion Williams, a Welsh actor who tells the story 'Taith yr Iaith' (language journeys). An amazing 3D daffodil sculpture was created by students and staff in the Design and Technology faculty.

The week was a great success and the school even had a visit from S4C and featured on the Welsh news programme 'Heno' on Tuesday evening.