On Saturday morning, 3 June, at 9:45 am, over 150 children aged between 1 – 4 years old from Cylchoedd Meithrin (Welsh-medium playgroups) and Cylchoedd Ti a Fi (parent/carer and baby/toddler groups) in Bridgend county will star in the Pasiant Meithrin (Nursery Pageant) hosted by Mudiad Meithrin on the main Pavilion stage at the Urdd National Eisteddfod in Bridgend. The Pasiant Meithrin is organised by Mudiad Meithrin and the performance will last approx 20 minutes.
The title of the Pasiant Meithrin is ‘Dewin ar Goll’ (which translated means ‘Dewin goes missing!’), and Mudiad Meithrin is responsible for co-ordinating the Pasiant Meithrin.
Rhian Thomas, Mudiad Meithrin’s Support Officer in Bridgend said:
‘As ‘Fun at the Cylch Meithrin’ is the theme for the Gŵyl Dewin a Doti (Dewin a Doti Festival) this year, we chose songs that were familiar to the children as part of the Pageant – a number of them are traditional Welsh nursery rhymes. All the children have been absolutely brilliant, and although they are very young, the singing is excellent – what better way of celebrating Welsh-medium education at its best than in the company of talented toddlers from the Eisteddfod area. We hope that the audience will have learnt a few new songs by the end of the performance as well!’
Following the performance on Saturday several parties will be held at the Mudiad Meithrin’s stand for all the children who took part in the Pasiant and each one will be presented with a certificate to remind them of the special occasion.
Nia Parker, Mudiad Meithrin’s South-East Deputy Manager is one of the Pasiant Meithrin’s organisers. Nia said:
“We are extremely grateful to all involved for their co-operation enabling us to stage the Pasiant Meithrin this year, especially to Martyn Geraint for playing a lead role in the performance, to Angharad Devonald for writing the script, for Sian Phillips for accompanying on the piano, to all the local cylchoedd meithrin leaders and the parents – and most of all to all the toddlers who will be the stars of the show!