Out­door fun is talk of the town for fam­i­lies

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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 hanna@menter­mon.com 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

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