To celebrate St David's Day, children from Ysgol Feithrin Pontypwl donned their traditional Welsh costumes and paraded through Pontypool Park.

The Welsh-medium nursery, based at St James Hall in Pontypool, paraded through the town and park before performing at the Menter Iaith BGTM St David's Day event at Pontypool Active Living Centre.

Helen Greenwood, leader of the nursery, said: "The parade went very well. We were pleased with the turn out although the weather did put some families off.


"We are already looking at ways of expanding the parade in 2021 and hope to get more groups, schools and local people involved.

"It was lovely for the children to be seen in town in their costumes and singing in front of a large crowd of people is not easy.

"They did a brilliant job and the event was a huge success."

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(Pupils from Ysgol Feithrin Pontypwl with their parents and staff parading through Pontypool Park for St David's Day. Picture: Ysgol Feithrin Pontypwl.)

One parent, Kerryanne Windram, said: “It was a good experience for my two little girls. They loved every minute of the event.

“Helen did an amazing job with organising the march through town, and all the kids loved dressing up.

“They especially loved singing in front of all the people who attended the event. It was busy with lots of things to do and interact with for kids.

“It was lovely to see so many people take part. I would like to say a big thank you to the girls at Ysgol Feithrin Pontypwl for making it special for the kids.”