On Saturday morning, 4 June, at 10.00 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) Fflintshire will star in the Pasiant Meithrin (Nursery Pageant) hosted by Mudiad Meithrin on the main Pavilion stage at the Urdd National Eisteddfod in Fflint. The Pasiant Meithrin is organised by Mudiad Meithrin and the performance will last approx 20 minutes.
The title of the Pasiant Meithrin is ‘Pobl Sy’n Ein Helpu’ (which translated means ‘People Who Help Us’).
The Pasiant Meithrin has been created by Mudiad Meithrin’s team of staff in Flintshire. Gaenor Richards is Mudiad Meithrin’s Support Officer in Flintshire and is responsible for co-ordinating the Pasiant Meithrin. Gaenor said:
‘As ‘People Who Help Us’ is the theme for the Gŵyl Dewin a Doti (Dewin a Doti Festival) this year, some of the songs chosen for the Pageant are featured on the Cd which was produced by Carys John (from Ffa-la-la) as part of the Mudiad’s Gŵyl Dewin a Doti resource pack. 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 Flintshire. 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.
Carys Gwyn, Mudiad Meithrin’s North-East and Mid-Wales Manager is one of the Pasiant Meithrin’s organisers. Carys said:
“We are extremely grateful to all involved for their co-operation enabling us to stage the Pasiant Meithrin this year, especially to Dafydd Rhun for playing a lead role in the perfomance, to Aled Evans for arranging the music and 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! We are also very grateful to Ysgol Croes Atti in Flint for their support and for using the school to practise the performance.”