Successful roadshow returns to Gwynedd schools
Gwynedd Council’s Tidy Town scheme recently arranged for pupils at 14 of the county’s primary schools to meet the popular performers Gregory Brothers and Crew, who have been touring schools again this year with their environmental awareness roadshow.
The roadshow is now in its fourth year and highlights issues such as littering, dog fouling and the need to reduce, reuse and recycle waste. The performances are light hearted and entertaining with the brothers ably assisted by characters Tidy Ted and Eli Eco, together with the ever popular puppets Sion and Sian.
Gwynedd Council’s Highways Cabinet Member, Councillor Gareth Wyn Griffith, said: “It’s great to welcome the brothers back with their entertaining roadshow for Gwynedd’s primary schoolchildren.
“The show is very much a fun-based event and you can see how much the children enjoy it. But with this entertainment comes environmental messages on litter and dog fouling, together with the importance of reducing, reusing and the recycling of domestic waste.”
Gwynedd Council’s Tidy Towns Officer Jonathan Gwyn Neale, added: “These shows give the children a rare opportunity to experience a live performance from professional entertainers at school. The children respond really well to the humour and slapstick aspects of the shows and I’m sure they’ll remember it – and the environmental messages – for the rest of their lives.”
Dilys Ellis-Jones, Headteacher of Ysgol O M Edwards, Llanuwchllyn, said: “All the children – from reception class through to year 6 – greatly enjoyed the show. A real fun show and the message came across very clearly. The staff and teachers also took part and enjoyed it too! A very professional crew who were more than happy to talk with everyone afterwards.”
Nia Wyn Williams, Ysgol Babanod Morfa Nefyn Headteacher noted: “It was a lively, colourful and energetic show which highlighted an important Tidy Towns message to the children.”
Pupils at the school were also impressed: “The best show I ever saw!” - Nico Jones; “The characters were colourful and full of fun! I laughed my head off!” - Ela Pilkington; “I’ve learned a lot about the importance of recycling after seeing the show.” - Enfys G Griffiths.
Emma Davies, Deputy Headteacher at Ysgol Llandygai, added: “I’d like to thank Gwynedd for providing us with the Tidy Towns show. The children had the time of their lives! From the second it started until the end, the children were all smiles and really enjoyed singing, dancing and the funny characters! Indeed, the environmental message of the performance came across appropriately and clearly for all the varying age groups.”
On behalf of the brothers, Adrian Gregory said: “It’s been a pleasure to bring the environment roadshow again to schools in Gwynedd. The children were really enthusiastic and responded well once again to the subjects involved, which were delivered through songs and sketches with different characters highlighting key issues. Our aim is to provide an entertaining and humorous performance but with very important educational messages within the content.”
The schools that recently had an opportunity to enjoy the roadshow were: Ysgol Abererch; Ysgol Bro Tegid and Beuno Sant, Y Bala; Ysgol Borth y Gest; Ysgol Bro Idris, in the Dolgellau area; Ysgol Bro Plenydd, Y Ffôr; Ysgol Crud y Werin, Aberdaron; Ysgol Gwaun Gynfi, Deiniolen; Ysgol Hafod Lon, which is located in Penrhyndeudraeth; Ysgol Llandygai; Ysgol Llanllechid; Ysgol Babanod Morfa Nefyn; Ysgol O M Edwards, Llanuwchllyn; Ysgol Talsarnau; Ysgol Waunfawr.
The environmental roadshow was organised by Gwynedd Council’s Tidy Towns initiative, which is funded by the Welsh Government. To find out more about Tidy Towns in Gwynedd, contact the Council’s Tidy Towns Officer on 01766 771000 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
1 – 2: Ysgol Llanllechid pupils enjoying the environmental show
3: The Gregory Brothers with pupils from Ysgol Hafod Lon in the show
4 – 5: Pupils from Ysgol Bro Idris obviously enjoyed the roadshow
6 – 7: Ysgol Gwaun Gynfi pupils listening intently to the environmental messages
8 – 9: The Ysgol Morfa Nefyn pupils had a great time in the show