College Grŵp Celebrates Welsh Valentine’s Day
On January 25th each year, people all over Wales celebrate St Dwynwen's Day (Diwrnod Santes Dwynwen). Staff and students across the Grŵp Llandrillo Menai network were no different, as they organised a series of fun and informal activities and events in celebration of the ‘patron saint of Welsh lovers’.
The popularity of St. Dwynwen's Day has increased considerably over recent decades: special events such as concerts and parties have been held and Welsh-themed cards printed. St. Dwynwen was the daughter of King Brychan Brycheiniog and lived on Llanddwyn Island, Anglesey in the 5th Century.
Two members of the catering staff created batches of freshly-baked, heart-shaped shortbreads, cupcakes and chocolate biscuits, much to the delight of staff and students.
Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy students offered a range of treatments, leaving all takers feeling truly pampered.
Romantic balloon arches were created at several campuses, which took centre stage in numerous selfies. Photobooths were available for fun-filled photos, and various themed videos were created and placed on the college’s social media channels for others to enjoy.
Last but not least, a Welsh language love songs playlist was put together by staff for students to enjoy.