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Friday, December 20, 2019

Ysgol Y Gwernant stages magical Christmas show

* The cast lines up for the school's Christmas show at the Pavilion.

Excited youngsters from Ysgol Gymraeg y Gwernant performed their Christmas show, Disney’s Aladdin, at Llangollen Pavilion on Tuesday following weeks of preparation and rehearsal.

Every pupil from Reception to year 6 played a character from the magical city of Agrabah. 

Every pupil looked amazing in colourful and glittery costumes provided by the parents. It was a spectacular of colour and shimmer.

Both matinee and evening performances were well attended by proud parents, friends and family. 

The popular songs were performed enthusiastically by eager and excited children who loved dancing and singing the well-loved musical through the medium of Welsh.

The school was very fortunate to receive the strong support of a band organised by one of the parents, Elen Roberts. The keyboards, drums and bass guitar’s professional accompaniment created an amazing atmosphere.

The school says it is very grateful for all the positive feedback received from parents and members of the community.

A school spokesperson said: “Well done to all the children and the staff who have worked very hard. We are so grateful for such a wonderful school. The Aladdin show was amazing.

“Slem of the typical remarks we have had are: 'Fantastic Show. Arddechog!' and 'What another amazing show! The hard work and effort is exceptional! The children all looked like they were having the time of their lives.'"

The town's deputy mayor, Cllr Issy Richards, who is a member of the school governors and saw the show said: "Ysgol Y Gwernant today performed a stunning Welsh version of this rags to riches tale beginning with a joyous opening number Noson Agrabah.

"We were transported to the old Arabian town, to the buzzing market place. We were introduced to the main characters including Aladin, Princess Jasmine, Jaffar, Parot, and of course the Gini.

"Pupils played soldiwrs, Jaffars bach, pobl Agrabah, Ginis bach, ser and tywysogesau (soldiers, small Jaffars, residents of Agrabag, small Genies, princesses, stars).

"We were treated to further scenes of the exotic palace, the cave of wonders, and a spine-tingling procession through the audience of Prince Ali and his supporters.

"The scenery, props, and costumes were impressive, and the live music from the band added to the excitement. The children created a magical world for their audience to enjoy and their fun and enthusiasm was clear to see. The children looked so happy and sang with gusto! I felt privileged to be present for this first class production. Da iawn pawb! (Well done everyone).

"A perfect end to a very successful year for the school!"

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