Tidy Gwynedd's School Shows 2019

Date: 16/05/2019

1-Penisarwaun

2-Penybryn2

3-Pypedau

4-Ysgol Eifion Wyn 2

5-Llandwrog2

The ever popular entertainers ‘Gregory Brothers and Crew’ were in Gwynedd once again recently as part of their schools’ environmental awareness roadshow. 

The Tidy Gwynedd shows are funded through a Welsh Government grant and are now in their fifth year of touring the county’s primary schools, and highlight issues such as littering, dog fouling and the need to reduce, reuse and recycle.  The shows are lively and entertaining with the brothers assisted by characters Tidy Ted and Eli Eco, together with popular puppets Siôn and Siân.

Gwynedd Council’s Tidy Towns Officer Jonathan Gwyn Neale, said: “These shows are a great way of investing in community pride and environmental awareness. The children are also able to gain the valuable experience of seeing a live performance from professional entertainers, with the panto and slapstick aspects particularly effective in engaging the children’s attention.” 

Gwynedd Council’s Highways Cabinet Member, Councillor Catrin Wager, said: “We all know that a good all-round education is essential for our children’s development into healthy, well-adjusted, adulthood. And surely, part of this education must be to know what society expects from them as adults when it comes to the local environment. 

What better way to bring across these important messages than in a light-hearted and entertaining way?  This rare and happy experience will surely remain with them for a long time and give them every opportunity to contribute and play their part in society throughout their lives.”

The primary schools visited recently were: Ysgol Ffridd y Llyn (Bala); Ysgol Penisarwaun, Ysgol Rhosgadfan, Ysgol Llandwrog, Ysgol Pen-y-Bryn (Bethesda), Ysgol Tudweiliog, Ysgol Llangybi, Ysgol Y Gorlan (Tremadog) and Ysgol Eifion Wyn (Porthmadog).

Judith Owen, Head Teacher at Ysgol Rhosgadfan, said:  “I would like to thank Tidy Towns for the wonderful show. It was fantastic! It was good that we had the songs beforehand and it was great that it was completely suitable for all ages.

“Being able to have such performances in a small school in a disadvantaged area is not easy but we are thrilled to have had the chance to see and learn in such a joyous atmosphere.”

On behalf of the brothers, Adrian Gregory said: “We’ve really enjoyed bringing the roadshow again to schools in Gwynedd.  The children were as enthusiastic as ever and responded well to the themes, which were delivered through songs and sketches with different characters highlighting key issues.

“Our aim is to provide an entertaining and fun-filled performance but with important educational messages within the content.”

The environmental roadshow was organised by Gwynedd Council’s Tidy Towns initiative which is funded by Welsh Government.

To find out more about Tidy Towns in Gwynedd, contact the Council’s Tidy Towns Officer on 01766 771000 or e-mail tidytowns@gwynedd.llyw.cymru

Pictures: 1.) Ysgol Penisarwaun pupils, the Gregory Brothers and Councillor Elwyn Jones; 2.) Ysgol Pen-y-Bryn (Bethesda) pupils with the Gregory Brothers and Crew; 3.) Puppets used in the show; 4.) Ysgol Eifion Wyn pupils, the Gregory Brothers and Crew and Councillor Selwyn Griffiths; 5.) Ysgol Llandwrog pupils with the Gregory Brothers and Crew.