Art and Ballet at Ysgol Llanllyfni
Pupils at Ysgol Llanllyfni were among a select group of Welsh schools who have recently been collaborating with Ballet Cymru.
Ysgol Llanllyfni recently had a special week of art and ballet as the 'Duets' scheme visited the school.
The scheme, run by Ballet Cymru to engage children and young people in dance, and specifically in ballet, offers opportunities for young people of all economic, social or geographical backgrounds to nurture their talent.
The pupils enjoyed the experience and obviously benefited from the experience: "Ballet Cymru have returned here because the children worked exceptionally well and they were absolutely delighted with Ysgol Llanllyfni."
Geraint Jones, Head of Ysgol Llanllyfni, said: “Thank you very much to Ballet Cymru for visiting the school recently. They had a very fun week creating art and learning new ballet moves which was a valuable experience for the pupils.
“The artwork created was worth seeing, and the performance at Pontio, Bangor in particular.
"I'm sure this inspired the children for the future."
Councillor Cemlyn Williams, Gwynedd Council's Cabinet Member for Education, added: "It's great to see such a scheme coming to Gwynedd. It's a great opportunity to give children and young people a chance to nurture their talents, where they probably wouldn't have had the opportunity otherwise.
"Hopefully we’ll have future stars in art and dance following this programme."
The scheme is funded by the Paul Hamlin Foundation and the Arts Council of Wales.
For more information on the Duets program, go to https://duetsdancewales.com/dawns-i-bawb/
PHOTOGRAPH: Ysgol Llanllyfni pupils with Ballet Cymru staff