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Group of Llwyn y Bryn students dressed in Welsh dress

Celebrating Welsh Week

We had a week full of events to celebrate Welshness in the college around St David’s Day, 1 March.

A coffee morning was held on each campus with delicious cupcakes made by one of our Level 3 Business learners, who has her own business on Instagram @helsbakescakes. Of course, there were plenty of free Welsh cakes for students as well!

Performances by Dafydd Mills from Menter Abertawe at Llwyn y Bryn and Jubilee Court and Ed Holden aka Mr Phormula Welsh rapper and beatboxer at Tycoch and Gorseinon.

Andrew Tamplin gave stress management sessions to students and staff over Teams, Maria Pride Personal Trainer put our sports students to the test, by showing how to run a completely bilingual personal training company, and how to bring the Welsh language into a training session in a simple way. Everyone was very breathless by the end!

We took a group of Business students to The Egin, where a number of creative small businesses are based, and is S4C’s Headquarters. In the afternoon we went over to Frank Ice Cream, to leanr how the Welsh language give the business a USP and puts Wales on the map. Rob Jones, International Marketing Executive for Visit Wales came for a talk and marketing workshops with Travel and Tourism students, learning how he travel the world selling Wales a tourist destination.

Thank you to the Vanillla Pod staff for putting two Welsh lunches on – the food looked amazing and mouthwatering!

Celebrations will continue with Emma Jenkins, former Miss Univers candidate going to Broadway, actress Nia Roberts with the performing arts department, and Laura Karadog giving yoga and mindfulness sessions.

“Thank you very much to all the staff who supported the day and had such fun in doing so,” says Anna Davies, the college’s Welsh Manager. “I think we have managed to hold a variety of activities to suit everyone, and I would like to thank Sian and Helen from the Welsh Teams for their help through the week, in raising awareness of the day amongst students and staff.”