A successful venture between Ysgol Llanystumdwy and The Lloyd George Museum
Pupils from Ysgol Llanystumdwy have been very busy recently selling Daffodils in the Lloyd George Museum during the run up to Mother’s Day.
The project began last autumn when the children planted 200 Daffodil bulbs in the Museum garden, which were generously provided by Bryncir Garden Centre.
They were joined by Aled Hughes from BBC Radio Cymru and also had the chance to take part in his Children in Need campaign to collect 10,000 ‘pawen lawen’ or high 5.
Five months later and with the arrival of spring, the pupils returned to the Museum to pick the Daffodils which were in full bloom. Afterwards the flowers were placed in decorative paper and were ready to be sold to the public in the ‘pop up’ shop.
As well as developing their gardening skills, the pupils also had the opportunity to sharpen their numeracy skills by being allowed to use the Museum till to keep track of sales. After paying for the materials they made a profit of £43.50 for the school.
The pupils will return to the Museum in June as part of the ‘Kids in Museums Takeover Day,’ which is a day where museums, galleries, historical houses, archives and heritage sites invite young people to take over the jobs of the adults.
Ysgol Llanystumdwy Headteacher, Cathryn Davey, said: “This has been an excellent opportunity for the children to develop and learn numerous skills. They are now putting these skills into practice by re-designing the school garden, and the money raised through this venture will be very useful for buying seeds and other materials.
“We have enjoyed being part of this venture and are looking forward to returning to the Museum in June.”
Gareth Thomas, Gwynedd Council Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Community, said: “It’s great to hear about the success of this venture between Ysgol Llanystumdwy and the Lloyd George Museum. It’s clear that the children have really enjoyed themselves and have developed numerous skills in the process.
“It’s also great that the pupils will have another opportunity soon to visit the Museum as part of Takeover Day. This is a unique opportunity for young people to have the experience of working in a museum, and gives them a sense of ownership over their local museum and heritage.
“I’m sure the children are looking forward to going back to the Museum.”
Picture: Pupils from Ysgol Llanystumdwy selling Daffodils in the Lloyd George Museum.