A group of school children gave a surprise performance to people staying at a Llanidloes care home by singing Welsh songs to celebrate St David’s Day.

Pupils at Ysgol Gynradd Llanidloes went to school in traditional Welsh dress to mark one of Wales’ most colourful celebrations.

On March 1, the school celebrated Wales’ patron saint with a variety of events filled with Welsh heritage and culture including a special assembly which included headteacher Mrs Chennetier playing the harp and Mrs Davies on the flute.


Year 1 pupils followed the words of St David himself – do the little things – by bringing kindness and fun to residents at Maes y Wennol Residential Home and sharing the gift of uplifting music on our national day.

“What a fantastic day celebrating,” a spokesperson for Ysgol Gynradd Llanidloes said.

St David was a 6th Century Welsh saint, founder of scores of religious communities, and the only native-born patron saint of Britain and Ireland.

He is said to have died on March 1 in 589, and was canonised by Pope Callixtus in the 12th Century. People across Wales and around the world have celebrated him ever since.


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