Denbighshire schoolchildren take heart with a St Dwynwen’s Day challenge

Whilst schools remain closed to most pupils, Denbighshire Education and Children’s Services has been offering opportunities for children and their families to engage creatively with them online.

January’s creative challenge invited Denbighshire pupils to find out about St Dwynwen’s Day, the Welsh equivalent of Valentine’s Day and design their very own greetings card.

Celebrated every year on 25 January, St Dwynwen’s Day commemorates the Welsh saint of lovers and has risen in popularity in Wales in recent years, with lovers exchanging gifts such as Welsh love spoons and even concerts and parties are held on that date.

More than one hundred Denbighshire schoolchildren responded to the competition and entries were of so high a standard that it was difficult to produce a shortlist and even tougher to select winners.

The winners are:

Up to 7 years:

BRONAGH COOKE, Ysgol Gymraeg y Gwernant, Llangollen

7 to 11 years:

GRACE ALLSOPP, Ysgol Bryn Hedydd, Rhyl

12 to 14 years:

EMMA DALLIMORE, St Brigid’s School, Denbigh