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Dyma stori o'r ddraig goch

One legend recalls Romano-British soldiers carrying the red dragon (Draco) to Rome on their banners in the fourth-century, but it could be even older than that.

It is considered that the Welsh kings of Aberffraw first adopted the dragon in the early fifth century in order to symbolise their power and authority after the Romans withdrew from Britain. Later, around the seventh century, it became known as the Red Dragon of Cadwaladr, king of Gwynedd from 655 to 682.

Geoffrey of Monmouth in his Historia Regum Britanniae, written between 1120 and 1129, links the dragon with the Arthurian legends, including Uther Pendragon the father of Arthur whose name translates as Dragon Head. Geoffrey’s account also tells of the prophecy of Myrddin (or Merlin) of a long fight between a red dragon and a white dragon, symbolising the historical struggle between the Welsh (red dragon) and the English (white dragon).

The oldest recorded use of the dragon to symbolise Wales however, is from the Historia Brittonum, written by the historian Nennius around 820.

The red dragon was even said to have been used as the British standard at the Battle of Crecy in 1346, when the Welsh archers, dressed in their beloved green and white, played such a crucial role in defeating the French.

We see our national flag around our school showing the Welsh Draig Coch

We are so lucky to have our own language in Wales and in Afon Y Felin we love learning it.

Here are some simple phrases you can use everyday-

Shwmae? Hello, how are you?

Sut wyt ti? How are you feeling?

Bore da! Good morning!

Beth ydy dy enw di? What's your name?

Why don't you try and use some of these today?


What does the welsh lagnuage mean to us?

During Lockdown we created a PADLET to begin a discussion about the welsh language. We discussed the Welsh Government's target to have one million welsh speakers and asked our friends and our families for ideas how this could be achieved.

We eventually sent our completed Padlet to the Welsh Government and were thrilled when they sent us a reply!


Mae plant Afon y felin yn addo i gymru...

We are all citizens of Wales, of our country and our communities. We have all made a promise to be good citizens of Wales and help our community grow and be a happy place for all the citizens who live there.