Ysgol Friars pupils scoop top prizes in Chinese Arts Competition

Date: 17/12/2019

Two pupils from Ysgol Friars, Bangor have been successful in a Chinese Arts Competition which was held recently by the three Confucius Institutes in Wales. The competition was open to all pupils in Wales on the theme of celebrating the friendship between Wales and China.

The winner of the Painting Category for Years 10 -13 was Ffreur Bristow and the Poetry Category was won by Eira Daimond – both are pupils in Ysgol Friars.

They were presented with one part of their prize by Ysgol Friars Deputy Head, David Healey and Confucius Institute tutors Di Shi and Jiaqi Zhang in one of the Confucius Classrooms at the school.

Both pupils have been invited to attend the official unveiling of their award winning work in the Senedd in January which is the other part of their prize.

David Healey, Ysgol Friars Deputy Head, said: “It’s certainly an achievement that two of the winners in the competition are from this school and reflects the passion the pupils have towards Chinese culture, with both Ffreur and Eira studying HSK Mandarin after school as well. Well done to both of them!”

Image: Confucius Institute tutors Di Shi and Jiaqi Zhang; David Healey, Ysgol Friars Deputy Head; and the two winners Ffreur Bristow Year 11 and Eira Daimond Year 10.