Ysgol Pen Barras children to star on the small screen

Published date: 28 August 2014 |
Published by: Shane Brennan
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CHILDREN at a Ruthin school will be starring in a television programme to be broadcast this Friday.

Children at Ysgol Pen Barras, Ruthin will get to see their appearance on S4C children’s programme Do Re Mi Dona on Friday, August 29.

Do Re Mi Dona, is a new programme on S4C featuring Dona Direidi, one of Cyw’s most popular characters. Dona is a popular children’s rapper, and she’s returning to S4C with a brand new series, to try and get children to sing and dance across Wales.

Dona’s first stop was Ruthin. After hearing so much about Ysgol Pen Barras’s singing talent, with the school winning 2011 BBC Songs of Praise School Choir, and their various singing successes at the Urdd Eisteddfod, Dona wanted to hear Ysgol Pen Barras sing!

Together with her sidekick, Ned Nodyn she will be setting year 3 and 4 Ysgol Pen Barras, Ruthin with a challenge.

The children have to learn a Cyw song to perform in front of an audience at the school hall.

Dona will be helping children with their rehearsals, and will be giving a few surprises to the gang during her time at the school.

Amongst the surprises will be an appearance from another popular Cyw character, Tara Tan Toc who appears on S4C children’s programme


The children also got a chance to think of different ways to present their song, and also got a chance to dress up. But you will have to wait until 29 August to see how the children decide to present the song, Will they dress up? Create a dance routine? Make masks or puppets? Let’s hope that the final performance leaves a smile on everyone’s face!

Having Dona at Ysgol Pen Barras was great said the Head Teacher, Marc Jones;

"The children loved having Dona and her friends at Ysgol Pen Barras. It was great welcoming them to the school.”  

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