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School….

by on Jul.29, 2009, under The Family

A little late but hey I’m a busy mum….

Well the highlight of the year was Athena and eight of her schoolmates reaching the finals held at Cardiff of the National urdd Eisteddfod.

Our Cardiff Nine (Athena Bottom 2nd Left)

Our Cardiff Nine (Athena Bottom 2nd Left)

They got through on two counts. The first was a play, in which four of them (including Athena) acted out a little scene (quite funny) but not really worthy of winning, having seen the school who did win!

 andthe second a beautiful, soul moving recitation called “Aberfan” ( a story about the 21 October 1966 , when 144 people, 116 of them children, were killed when a tip of coal waste slid onto the village of Aberfan in South Wales)

all nine kids recited the poem then at the end hung their heads in respect while  Con te partiro (Time to say goodbye) played….not speaking welsh I did not understand a word….but the expressions and emotion in those kids voices…..and then the silence as the music took over was just incredible…. having watched the schools who “took to stage” and won I really think we were “robbed” ……does that sound too “mummsie!!?” Anyway well done for getting to Cardiff all of you….esp Athena we are all very proud of you!

Actually in order to raise a few funds (ease the pockets) for the trip down to Cardiff and the two night stay over….myself and a couple of the mums organised a “pamper evening” We arranged for local hairdressers, beauticians, therapists and ladies selling “girlie” stuff to come along…we converted the school – low lights, soft music…..and set up a bar!!! we had a “male” waiter circulating all evening offering canapes…and the event was officially opened by none other than Mr Simon Cowell! (who very kindly presented the ladies arriving with a red rose and a pamper kit)

Ceri, Mr Simon Cowell and Athena!

Ceri, Mr Simon Cowell and Athena!

 tickets were sold at £4 and first drink was free…..we figured we would make about £300 (if we were lucky) any how the night was a staggering good success the “pink” raffle was huge…..our poor headmaster was locked up in the office all night counting pennies by the bucket….. by 11 o’clock we were kicking out the last of the drunkards…..sorry I mean ladies

 

and the total raised that night?

 

£1,400 or there abouts!!!

Great night and made lots of money….if you are on a PTA….it’s a real money spinner!!!!!! oh BTW Mr cowell is a VERY good friend of mine..;O)

SPORTS DAY…

Sports day this year actually took place on the original date (usually postponed due to bad weather) and for the first year Alethea announced she “might” run….we did not hold our breathe!!

She is seven and has taken part in four “sports days” when I say taken part….she has donned a yellow (team color – Hafan) tee shirt and then refused to run, skip or jump!!

Will she or won't she?

Will she or won't she?

However this year….she ran….and she skipped…..and she jumped!!!  she actually came first in one of her races!!!  the best of it was nobody dared look at her has she lined up….one look could have swung it either way!!! anyhow WELL DONE Lefie!!!

and she's off!!!!

and she's off!!!!

for Athena…..who will be in last year (Y6) this September it’s just another chance to pose…..

Oh....is that a camera?

Oh....is that a camera?

oh and BTW The yellows actually won this year!!!

The winners!!!!

The winners!!!!

Then every year the Drama club puts on a production this year “CinderellaRockerfella” Athena is part of the Drama club so we all booked our tickets…..like you have to

The performance was Brilliant!! Athena played the part of a “talking Dog” called Teaser (and played it well) but best acting award goes to the ugly sisters….who had me crying with laughter….two y6 lads who just milked their parts….and the singing….I actually hurt from laughing by the time I came out….Hats off to the head (Mr Hughes) and his Drama club…..just fab!!!!

Teaser the talking Dog!

Teaser the talking Dog!

 

The brilliant Duo!!

The brilliant Duo!!

Add to that a four day trip to London for Athena, only visiting Mr Hughes a couple of times for Lefie (way down on last year….so things are looking up) that’s our school year….

Shae starts school in September and Kal will start in the October (they have just dropped the intake age to Two!!)  So look out Llansantffraid Primary School……you will have four of my kids under one roof!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for reading…..

 

Sharon…x

 

www.alwaysspecial.co.uk


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