Yurts and stones for a local school

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Pen Pych Primary School recently visited site when Headteacher Patricia Price had an idea for the school to create the perfect environment around the school playground for the pupils to take part in storytelling.

A storytelling circle was created using onsite stones that were delivered to the bottom of the mountain by our contractors Jones Bros/Balfour Beatty. In addition to the stones Site Foreman Colin Jennings spent three working days building the story telling yurt by hand.

Last week staff from Vattenfall and Jones Bros/Balfour Beatty attended the opening ceremony of the inspirational facility, which was brought to life with a performance about the ‘Dragons of the Rhigos’ by the school’s drama group.

Pat Price, Acting Headteacher said,
“We are delighted to see such kindness from Vattenfall, Jones Bros/Balfour Beatty in making our literacy ‘Dragon Trail’ come to life. The aim of the project is to promote wellbeing and bring literacy to the outside environment. We commissioned a graffiti artist to paint a large dragon with the children. The older children will teach the art of storytelling to  younger children and the stories will be told in the yurt and in the mythical magical stone circle, which could not have been made possible without Vattenfall and Jones Bros/Balfour Beatty.

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Dancing and story telling on the new Dragon Trail at Pen Pych School

Some of our pupils recently visited Pen y Cymoedd Wind Energy Project and were fascinated by the construction works going on up there. They also found learning about energy very interesting, with some good discussions coming from the groups. The pupils look forward to returning next year when the turbines start going up.”

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Stones from the Pen y Cymoedd site create a story telling circle for the pupils of Pen Pych School