Pupils in Stonebridge honour Saint David’s Day

Pupils honour St David's day at Welsh school, Stonebridge

Pupils honour St David's day at Welsh school, Stonebridge - Credit: Archant

London Welsh School holds special celebrations

Pupils from a school in Stonebridge have been honouring all things Welsh in a series of celebrations of their culture.

The pupils, from the London Welsh School in Shakespeare Avenue, dressed in traditional costume and performed a concert to the school’s Mother and Toddler group to honour Saint David’s Day today (March 1.)

The celebrations followed a visit to the House of Commons in Westminster yesterday (28)

During the visit the children were greeted by John Bercow, the speaker of the House of Commons, who was presented with a daffodil, the national flower of Wales.

The children then sang as part of the annual St David’s Day service held in The Chapel of St Mary Undercroft, Palace of Westminster.

Jane Sullivan, head teacher at the London Welsh School said: “Meeting the speaker and presenting him with the daffodil bouquet was a unique and memorable experience for our pupils.

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“The children thoroughly enjoyed their day at Westminster and their performance in the service was greatly received.”

The service was conducted by The Reverend Rose Hudson-Wilkin, chaplain to the speaker of the house of commons MP’s including The Right Honourable David Jones MP, secretary of state for Wales attended.

St David’s Day, held on March 1 every year is a celebration of Saint David, the patron saint of Wales.

The London Welsh School, which was established in 1958. is a bilingual school that provides academic education for children from the age of 3 through to 11.