During the last week of October, Mudiad Meithrin is organising a fundraising campaign called “Rhywbeth Neis, Neis i De”, (something nice for tea) encouraging staff and volunteers to host an afternoon tea to raise money for the local cylch or Mudiad Meithrin.
Numerous competitions were organised to draw attention to this campaign, and one of them was a competition to compose a new Welsh nursery rhyme on the theme “Rhywbeth neis neis i de”. The nursery rhyme ‘Amser Te’ (tea time) composed by Eleri Vaughan Roberts from the Wrexham area won the competition (see the poster and link to a video below which features a group of local children singing the winning song).
As part of a Cymraeg for Kids group “Rhywbeth Neis, Neis i De” activity which meets at 10:30am. on Friday 27th October at Saith Seren in Wrexham, Eleri Roberts will be present to teach the song to the parents and the children at the group.
Eleri Vaughan Roberts, a mother to two young girls said:
“I was really chuffed when I heard that I had won the Mudiad Meithrin nursery rhyme competition, and my daughter Erin was really excited when she saw herself singing the song with a group of friends on the video on the Mudiad’s website.”
Emma Burton, Cymraeg for Kids Field Officer in Wrecsam said:
“Several Cymraeg for Kids groups meet weekly for free across Wrexham with a good number of parents attending. It’s a pleasure being able to offer advice, information and support for these parents to enable them to introduce a bit of Welsh to their children at home, and what better way to learn a language than through singing.”
It’s nice to see that other local organisations and societies have taken part as well, and that hundreds of afternoon teas have been held throughout Wales, bringing the community together to socialise, enjoy a wonderful afternoon tea and to highlight the importance of fundraising activities to the local cylch. This is also an opportunity to thank Mudiad Meithrin locally for giving children the best start to their Welsh-medium educational journey during Thanksgiving.