Flash mobs rule as part of Welsh language celebrations
7:02pm Tuesday 22nd October 2013 in News
SCHOOLCHILDREN from across the county have taken to the streets in a series of ‘flash mobs’ celebrating the Welsh language.
Starting in Milford Haven on Tuesday morning (October 15), children were recorded performing an impromptu dance routine before film crews moved on to Haverfordwest, Narberth and Crymych.
In total, around 300 pupils from Milford Haven Junior, Hakin, St Francis, Hubberston, Fenton, Haverfordwest VC, Mary Immaculate, Glan Cleddau, Wolfscastle, Sir Thomas Picton, Narberth Brynconin, Greenhill and Preseli schools took part in the demonstrations.
The events were planned to coincide with Shwmae Day, which aims to raise the profile of the Welsh language and encourage people to say hello and strike up a conversation in Welsh.
“We want to show that the language belongs to everyone in Wales and that everyone can start a conversation in Welsh,” said Llinos Penfold, consultant Welsh teacher for Pembrokeshire County Council,
Event co-organiser Catrin Phillips added: “We wanted to organise events that would be fun for the children and would draw the public’s attention and promote awareness of the Welsh language.”
Shwmae Day is supported by Pembrokeshire County Council, Pembrokeshire College, Barclays, Menter Iaith Sir Benfro, the Urdd, Young Farmers, Twf, Mudiad Meithrin, Merched y Wawr, Cymraeg i Oedolion and the National Park.
For more information, or to watch the flash mob videos from around the county, visit www.facebook.com/shwmae.
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