Outdoor fun is talk of the town for families
AS part of the celebrations of Welsh with ‘Shwmae Su’mae’, Anglesey families spent a day at the Urdd’s outdoor activity centre Glan-llyn.
There were 34 people to be seen on the high ropes, on the canoes, climbing, and in the 10-pin bowling alley, all the while socialising in Welsh.
Helen Williams, head of Menter Iaith Môn which organised the trip, explained: “Our aim is to ensure that everyone can enjoy socialising in a Welsh atmosphere.
“People who join our activi- ties come from a range of language backgrounds, including new-arrivals who wish to immerse their children in Welsh and first-language speakers who seek leisure activities for young children in their mother tongue.
“Once again the feedback showed that all the parents, from Holyhead to Llanfairpwll, enjoyed seeing their children venturing with new physical challenges while socialising with other young families.
“I’d like to thank our partners at the Urdd and the friendly staff at Glan-llyn for providing yet another unforgettable day for Anglesey’s children.
“So if seeing these kids rise to the challenge and take the plunge has inspired you – ‘Shwmae Su’mae’ week is the opportune moment for adults also to take the plunge by learning or speaking more Welsh – even if it just starts out as asking for a ‘panad’ or a ‘peint’.
“As a language enterprise we organise a whole raft of activities for children, families and young people so get advance notice by checking out our facebook Menter.Iaith.Môn or twitter @moniaith to seize the opportunity for some fun for all in Welsh.”
A fun morning for families with 2 ½-7 year olds was held at Porthaethwy, Menai Bridge Leisure Centre with mini- rugby, story and song with Selog, and football.
For further information on any future activities, families can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Carwyn Milburn, Chwaraeon Urdd, on 07557322669.
Youngsters enjoying the outdoor activities at Glan-llyn
Annabelle Blight, from Llandegfan, and Lauryn Williams from Holyhead, pupils at Ysgol David Hughes, Menai Bridge, with Ynyr Lloyd, Science Communicator at Techniquest Glyndwr Wrexham