Here's a poem about the new statue that's been built on the site of the old colliery.
The Keeper of the Collieries
I am the keeper of the collieries... I am men who toiled through rock and mud For coal as black as dragon's blood; I am their days in halls of stone, the hearths and hearts that called them home
In long-closed shafts below these hills Their picks and laughter echo still; I am blistered hands and caverns carved By arms so strong they left the mountains scarred...
Now a new generation's blistered hands are planting hopes and greening lands; I am flower and fruit in the orchard trees The wings of birds and returning bees
I am fledgling forests growing strong, a new verse in a valley's song; old as coal and fresh as summer rain I am the Spirit of Llynfi, Born again
PCSOs and School Council Promoting Car Safety around Pleasant View
The new school council promoting the new banner.
Our School Council represents the views of all our pupils. It gives children the opportunity to make their voices heard and feel part of the whole school community. We include members from every year group from Year 2 to Year 6.
We are excited to announce the newly elected members of the School Council:
Year 6: Mason Williams Owens, Seren Hood and Dylan Rees Year 5: Lily Denton and Cody Shearan Year 4: Tyler Jones and Maisie Davies Year 3: Shannon Hopkins and Finley Sherrif Year 2: Kaylan King and Layla Davies
In the past we have:
Represented the views of the children in our school to the ESTYN inspectors who visited us in January.
We have also written a letter to the local authority about the parking and access to the school on Library Road and Pleasant View. (We are still waiting for a response!).
Along with other members from Year 5 and 6 we have begun the Llynfi Valley Children's Award, which is like a Duke of Edinburgh Award but for primary children.
We have begun to organise Play Leaders to organise games and supervise our peers on the MUGA, the Olympic Equipment and the Climbing Frame. During the summer term we are going to extend our responsibilities to include monitoring healthy eating in the dinner hall.
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