July 21, 2024

Literacy project at Ysgol Plas Brondyffryn, Denbigh

Throughout March, pupils at Ysgol Plas Brondyffryn, Denbigh are in for some tail-shaking, fire-breathing, wing flapping fun.

Primary aged pupils at the school will enjoy some dragon-roaring adventures, as they let their imagination soar, in a bilingual language and literacy project, supported by Denbighshire Curriculum Enrichment Initiative.

Tell Me a Dragon by Jackie Morris, Pembrokeshire-based children’s book author and illustrator and Ga’ i Hanes Ddraig, the Welsh translation of this magical book by Dr Mererid Hopwood, has inspired the Dreigiau Direidus/Mischievous Dragons project.

Guaranteed to excite young readers at the school and ignite their imaginations, this project offers endless possibilities for children to create a world of dragons in their classroom.

During this five week project, Magic Light Productions, a Colwyn Bay based theatrical production company, will conjure up an enchanted world at Ysgol Plas Brondyffryn, where students will be inspired to create their own wonderful dragons and learn more about them through a series of skills-based storytelling, puppetry, magic, music and drama workshops.

Dragons may breathe fire and wave their spiky tails but they also love a good party and, as a thrilling finale to the project, Ysgol Plas Brondyffryn will be hosting a special visit by celebrated Welsh children’s author, poet and translator of Tell Me a Dragon/Ga’ i Hanes Ddraig, Dr Mererid Hopwood, on Monday 30 March 2020, together with an exhibition and performance/presentation at the school for parents, carers and the wider community.

As part of the celebrations, pupils will also be treated to a dragon-themed school lunch, Dragon Egg Hunt and film show.

Denbighshire Curriculum Enrichment Initiative is a project run by Denbighshire County Council’s Education and Children’s Services to enhance pupils’ learning and supports young people, one of the Council’s priorities under its Corporate Plan.