Undod – Bringing Holyhead Primary Schools Together

Holyhead youngsters’ musical talents will be on show this week as Ysgol Cybi opens its doors for the first time.

In a special open day organised at the new school, parents, pupils and members of the local community will get a first glimpse at the school which opens officially in September. As part of the preparations three of Holyhead’s primary school pupils have had the opportunity to take part in ‘Undod’ a special project run by Gwasanaeth Cerdd Ysgolion – the schools music service for Anglesey.

Funded by the Arts Council for Wales the project aimed to give pupils the opportunity to get to know each other before they begin classes together at their new school in the autumn. Pupils at Ysgol Parchedig Thomas Ellis, Ysgol Llaingoch, and Ysgol y Parc have been attending the music workshops over recent months, led by well-known Beaumaris band conductor Gwyn Evans.

The youngsters will be performing throughout the open day, giving parents and other visitors a chance to see for themselves the result of the children’s hard work.

Tristan Roberts, the new Head at Ysgol Cybi said: “The pupils have clearly enjoyed working on this musical project with Gwyn and his team and I am grateful to Gwasanaeth Cerdd Ysgolion for taking a lead on it. It’s been valuable for pupils from the three primary schools here in the town to make new friends before we open our doors officially at Ysgol Cybi in September.

Gwyn Evans said: “This project has been fantastic to work on and it’s been great to see how the pupils have developed their musical skills as well as giving them a chance to work on something together before they join forces in their new school. We have been experimenting with woodwind, brass and percussion instruments as well as singing, and have had a good mix of children who are playing these instruments for the first time and those who have had lessons for years.

Ann Jones, Manager at Gwasanaeth Cerdd Ysgolion added: “We were keen to work with the new school, and to give the children the opportunity to work on something together. Many of them have been pupils of the schools’ music service for several years – it has been good to see how music has brought children form three different schools together.

The children will be performing through out the day Ysgol Cybi will be open to the public on Wednesday, July 12th, between 9.30am and 5.30pm.

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