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Pupils take role of evacuees for special Forties Festival contribution

Pupils take role of evacuees for special Forties Festival contribution

A group of pupils at Rydal Penrhos took on a special themed role as part of their contribution to a prominent Colwyn Bay event last weekend.

The school once again played a significant role in the town’s Forties Festival, which is one of the most highly anticipated events in the region.

This year’s festival, which took place on Saturday, May 20 and Sunday 21, once again attracts thousands of people to the town despite bad weather on the first day.

In addition to aiding with the organisation of the showcase, pupils took on the role of evacuees on a special journey from Prestatyn to Colwyn Bay, and they stayed in character as children fleeing war-torn cities nearby throughout the time in the town.

The school also ran a creative writing competition for both Primary and Secondary schools in the region surrounding the era, which will be judged by Headmaster Simon Smith and the winners will be announced in the coming days.

Director of Communications Susan Hogan, said: “It was another highly successful event and our evacuees represented Rydal Penrhos in a very positive way.

“They were greeted by a huge welcome party as they got off the train and people that spoke to them did so as if they were the characters they were playing, which was fantastic.

“All of them had a great time and made a huge contribution to the overall success of the Forties Festival.”

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