PRIMARY school pupils from across Gwynedd have had the opportunity to enjoy and learn about environmental matters as part of a roadshow lead by popular entertainers ‘Gregory Brothers and Crew’.

Gwynedd Council’s Tidy Towns-funded shows are now in their fourth year of touring the county’s primary schools, and highlight issues such as littering, dog fouling and the need to reduce, reuse and recycle. The performances are light-hearted and entertaining with the brothers ably assisted by characters Tidy Ted and Eli Eco, together with popular puppets Sion and Sian.

The roadshow visited Tywyn’s Ysgol Penybryn; Ysgol Glancegin and Ysgol Ein Harglwyddes in Bangor; Ysgol Maesincla, Ysgol Yr Hendre and Ysgol Pendalar in Caernarfon; Ysgol Sarn Bach; Ysgol Cymerau, Pwllheli and Ysgol Bro Lleu in Penygroes.

Cllr Gareth Wyn Griffith, Gwynedd Council’s highways Cabinet member, said: “It’s good to be able to welcome the brothers back to Gwynedd with their roadshow.

“The show is a fun-based event and the children show in their responses how much they enjoy, but evidently with the entertainment comes important educational messages on litter, dog fouling, and the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling.”

Jonathan Gwyn Neale, the council’s Tidy Towns officer, said: “From our point of view these shows are a valuable investment in community pride and environmental responsibility. The shows also give the children a rare opportunity to see a live performance from professional entertainers, with the panto and slapstick aspects particularly effective in engaging the children’s attention.”

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