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First published in News

DADS baked Welsh cakes and the head teacher cleaned up after them as a primary school engaged in a Welsh-themed week.

Year 6 pupil MacCauley Marks was crowned Bard in a Chairing ceremony, after he secured top prize for his poem based on Bedd Gelert - the faithful hound of the medieval Welsh Prince Llewelyn the Great.

The creative pupils also made a range of Welsh-themed displays and made up badges and magnets.

Barry Male Voice Choir sang to pupils and staff to help give an understanding of the musical traditions of Wales and St David`s Day.

The choir's stirring rendition of Welsh hymns and Men of Harlech was then matched by the singing of the pupils in return and the joyous occasion ended with a stirring emotional rendition by all of Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau.

Choir chairman Gareth Roberts said: "Our normal community duties involve singing to the older generations. The beaming faces of young and old enjoying singing has been a heart-warming experience."

Pupils also visited the Senedd, in Cardiff Bay, for a guided tour.

The displays are on view at the school until Easter and pupils’ families are welcome to attend the school during opening hours.

Barry Male Voice Choir also welcomes new members.

Rehearsals take place at Trinity Church Hall, Trinity Street, Barry, at 7.30pm on Mondays and Thursdays.

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