THE Christmas spirit was alive and well in one Meirionnydd comprehensive school last week.On Thursday, 15 December, Ysgol Uwchradd Tywyn put on a Christmas cabaret to see out the academic year in style.There was a variety of performances, acting, singing, instrumentals, comedy sketches, and involved an array of costumes, props and instruments. There were also some guest appearances from ex-pupils and staff and pupils from Ysgol Penybryn, making it a real community affair. Neuadd Dyfi’s finest stage hands, Des George and Ian Dods (together with grandson Oli Dods) did a fantastic job of lighting up the stage for all these performances, which were introduced to the audience with the wit and charm of the school’s compere, Huw Williams.
Feedback from one parent summed up the evening and the whole ethos of the school: “Ysgol Uwchradd Tywyn is clearly a very special place and I so wish I’d had the opportunity to attend such a school myself, and have the sort of support and commitment from teachers that is so clearly seen in your school.”
“The evening was all about having fun and remembering what Christmas means and the pupils certainly brought cheer, hope and joy by the bucketful as well as true Christmas spirit,” added a member of staff.
Headteacher Helen Lewis concluded: “What an absolutely heart-warming experience to be a part of. “Each year the pupils and staff never cease to amaze me with their talent, good-will and sense of fun, and tonight has been a testimony to their spirit and the sense of belonging.”
A FESTIVE newsagent in Tywyn has been awarded best dressed Christmas window in a competition held by the town council.
Wendy’s News, on the town’s High Street, was congratulated for making the town look “so bright and festive” by the town’s councillors (pictured). Joint second place is shared by Spar Supermarket and Advent in the High Street, and third place to Blue Eyes near College Green.
The organisers thanked everyone who made an effort.