School seeks four Welsh heroes as names for new house system
A Flintshire high school is embracing its Welsh heritage in a mission to help with the names of its new house system.
The Leader online reports that Connah’s Quay High School has been running a competition to find their top four Welsh heroes, which will go on to be the names of their new house system.
Each day staff and learners have championed a different Welsh hero, and then learners, parents/carers and staff will vote for the top four.
Some of those put forward in the hope of inspiring votes have been: Lady Rhondda, significant in the history of women’s suffrage; David Lloyd George, former Prime Minister of the UK; and Aneurin Bevan, who led the establishment of the National Health Service.
Learners have been busy watching videos, made by staff, and considering the lives of important Welsh people.
In addition to this, they are also having a big push on the use of incidental Welsh around the school and driving forward the importance of embracing the Welsh culture, language and identity.
Jeremy Miles, the new Minister of Education for Wales, even sent the school an encouraging short video discussing the importance of the Welsh language and explaining the meaning of “cynefin”, meaning “habitat” or “surroundings”; the land you know well.