Rydal Penrhos Prep celebrated all things Welsh during a special Assembly to mark St David’s Day across the country.
There was a significant amount of excitement across Rydal Penrhos Prep on Tuesday 1 March, with staff and pupils descending on the School Hall for a special Assembly to mark St David’s Day. This saw contributions from every year group and brought a real sense of celebration surrounding one of the most important dates within the Welsh national calendar.
Pre-School pupils got the chance to dress up in some Welsh-themed attire to mark the occasion, with the Assembly featuring everything from Welsh cards, poems and songs under the supervision of the school’s fantastic Welsh teacher Mrs Hughes.
Some pupils even took to the stage to perform a traditional Welsh dance to round off another hugely successful occasion for those in attendance.
St David – or Dewi Sant in Welsh – was born on the south-west coast of Wales, near to where the city of St Davids is today. We don’t actually know the exact year when he was born, but it is believed to be some time between 462 and 515 AD.
There are many stories about miracles happening around St David. One of the famous stories is from when he was speaking to a large crowd and someone in the crowd shouted: “We won’t be able to see or hear him.”
Then, the ground David stood on is said to have risen up so that he was standing on a hill, making it easier for everyone to see him. It is said that he lived for more than 100 years and died on Tuesday, 1 March 589.
A huge well done to our Prep staff and pupils for ensuring St David’s Day was recognised in exemplary fashion at Rydal Penrhos once again.