Staff and students at Coleg Llandrillo’s campuses extended a warm welcome to members of the public who joined them in not only celebrating Welsh Week, but raising much-needed funds for two local charities. The week was planned to coincide with the celebration of St. David’s Day.
The campuses were awash with colour, particularly red rugby shirts, after staff and students were encouraged to wear red on St David’s Day, for a small donation. A PowerPoint presentation detailing the history of St David was displayed across all campuses, and was accompanied by a Welsh quiz with prizes. There were a wide range of Welsh crafts, cakes and gifts available for purchase.
The College’s Destinations Bistro offered a special Welsh-themed menu and there was a raffle for a signed Ospreys’ rugby shirt. There was also a Saint David’s Word Search available for learners of the Welsh language, whatever their level. Beauty Therapy students offered a nail-painting service in their salons, and in the College’s main reception, for a donation.
Hospitality students working in the College’s Destinations Restaurant prepared a St. David’s Day themed menu during Welsh Week. The menu included triawd o gawl (pys, pannas a thomato)/a trio of soup (pea, parsnip and tomato), prif grws (Sianc o gig oen, wedi’i weini â thatws stwnsh a grefi mintys)/ main (lamb shanks, served with mash potatoes and mint gravy)/pryd arbennig (eog Conwy o’r Gridyll, wedi’i weini â llysiau a thatws tymhorol)/ Special (grilled Conwy aalmon, served with seasonal vegetables and potatoes) and pwdin (pwdin bara brith a menyn, wedi’i weini â hufen/dessert (bara brith bread and butter pudding, served with cream).
All proceeds raised will be shared between the College’s chosen charity Ty Gobaith and the aptly named St David’s Hospice in Llandudno.