Young poets bring Glamorgan’s wildlife to the Eisteddfod
Literature Tent, Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru
Vale of Glamorgan, Sunday 5 August 2012 12.45p.m.
Schoolchildren from St Baruc Primary School,
Barry, on their visit to Porthkerry Country Park. Photo ©Vale of
glamorgan county council
The natural wonders of the Vale of Glamorgan’s country parks
will come to life on the Eisteddfod field this weekend.
Local children, in the company of renowned poet and broadcaster
Caryl Parry Jones, will present poems about the natural environment
and wildlife on their doorstep.
In May, the pupils visited Porthkerry and Cosmeston Country
Parks in the Vale to enjoy wildlife and learn how we all depend on
Back in the classroom, they wrote poems based on this
experience, with help from Caryl Parry Jones.
Five schools are taking part in the initiative – Ysgol Iolo
Morganwg in Cowbridge;Ysgol Gymraeg Pen-y-Garth in Penarth; Ysgol
Gymraeg Sant Baruc, Ysgol Gymraeg Sant Curig and Ysgol Gymraeg
Gwaun y Nant in Barry.
Caryl Parry Jones said: ““I really enjoyed working with the
children, helping them interpret their thoughts and feelings about
their local countryside and coast through poetry. It’s a great way
to build children’s confidence.”
The Countryside Council for Wales sponsored the poetry project,
through a partnership with the National Eisteddfod and with help
from the Vale of Glamorgan County Borough Council’s countryside
These children will be among the first performers when the
National Eisteddfod arrives in the Vale of Glamorgan this August –
giving readings of their poems in the Literature Tent (Sunday 5th
After hearing the children read their work aloud,
Eisteddfod-goers will hopefully be inspired to visit Porthkerry and
Cosmeston country parks and other fantastic nature sites in the as
well. Find out more about the Vale’s nature sites on
CCW has a stand on the Eisteddfod field, providing information
on opportunities to explore, discover and enjoy the Welsh
countryside and coast.
- For more information about this press release please contact
Helen Evans, CCW Press Office on 07717225589.
- The Countryside Council for Wales is a Welsh Government
Sponsored Body, working for a better Wales where everyone values
and cares for our natural environment. More information about our
work is available on www.ccw.gov.