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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Eisteddfod children's day focuses on environment

* Last year's Children's Day at the eisteddfod.

Llangollen Eisteddfod will be hosting the annual Children’s Day today (Tuesday). 

The theme to this year’s event is ‘Earth’s Little Heroes’ in celebration of the festival’s continued efforts to reduce plastic waste. 

Children’s Day will focus on the environment and promoting a positive approach to recycling alongside campaign group, Friends of the Earth.  To ensure the festival plays its part in caring for the planet, Eisteddfod is also teaming up with hydration partners, Aqua Optima.   

Specialists in water filtration Aqua Optima are providing over 200 reusable water bottles to help hydrate participants on Children’s day. Refillable water bottles are a simple and effective way to maintain hydration as well as reducing plastic waste.

The children will be encouraged to make sure they are drinking water throughout the day with their gifted water bottles from Aqua Optima. Following the exciting events of the day, each child will be able to take their new bottles home to continue the message of ‘Earth’s Little Heroes’.

Events on the day include an exciting mix of activities and performances promoting environmentally friendly actions. The campaign group, Friends of the Earth will be leading talks on climate change, bee friendly initiatives and recycling from their stand at Children’s Day. Alongside these informative talks, children will be encouraged to participate in a number of fun-filled activities. Interactive workshops will also run through the day with The Junkman, using instruments made from recycled objects.

Performances on the day include local schools from Denbighshire - Ysgol y Gwernant, Ysgol Bryn Collen, Ysgol Bro Dyfrdwy, Caerdrewyn and Ysgol Carrog - exploring the ‘World Warriors’ theme together with Kakatsitsi, Master Drummers from Ghana. 

Wrexham schools Rhosymedre Community Primary and Ysgol Min y Ddol will deliver a poignant Peace Message, a core manifesto of the festival, at the matinee performance following ‘World Warriors’.

Eisteddfod Chairman, Dr Rhys Davies, said “It is vital to encourage and educate future generations on the importance of taking care of our planet. As Llangollen Eisteddfod is an international event we are eager to promote an eco-friendly message that will stay with visitors and participants long after the end of the festival on 7th July.”

The Eisteddfod has been taking positive steps in recent years to become plastic free. This year promises the most eco-friendly yet with refill water stations clearly marked and more recycling points distributed throughout the site. 

* Tickets for this year’s festival can be purchased online at or via the box office on 01978 862001.

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