A PRIMARY school has continued celebrations of its 40th anniversary with an evening of music and poetry.

As part of its 40th birthday celebrations St Aidan's Church in Wales VA School held a music and poetry evening in Clarbeston Road village hall.

The school sang a variety of songs including traditional ones such as 'Make me a channel of your peace' and 'When your Father made the World', as well as contemporary songs like 'Common Ground' and 'You're a Troublemaker'.

They also sang a variety of Welsh songs including 'Mae'r Ganddo'r Byd Cyfan' and 'Dau Gi Bach'.

The pupils also recited poetry they had either written of learnt during Poetry Week in October.

The infants had written a class poem about freedom and the juniors wrote their own Woodland poetry.

The older pupils had learnt the poem The Way through the Woods by Rudyard Kipling which they recited with actions.

The children were joined by past pupils Aleena Adam, Dan Harries and Katy Harries who entertained the audience on the piano, electric guitar and flute.

All began their love of music while in St Aidan’s and have continued it throughout their further education, with Dan getting a place at the Royal Northern College of Music.

All this was made possible by the work done in school by Mr Seimon Morris - the longest serving member of staff, who has shown huge dedication to teaching music in the school for over 30 years.

Seimon teaches music in many schools in the county, and inspires a great love of music to all he teaches.

In September St Aidan’s pupils and teachers held a special church service in St Mary’s Church, Wiston and a party with cakes and dancing in the school to kick off celebrations of the 40th anniversary.