On Thursday 7th February, Johnstown Primary School Year 6 pupils celebrated the success of their aspirational project with the Scarlets. Attending the event at the school were Llanelli Legends Roy Bergiers and Delme Thomas and Scarlets players Dafydd Jones, Rhys Priestland and Dan Newton.
The players, past and present, all played a pivotal part in the project which was based on the children finding out what it takes to become a Scarlet player. The celebrations in the hall included the first viewing of the aspirational animation video of the project, poetry reading and Scarlet songs. The children also showed off their portfolios of work to the Scarlets, Governors and parents. Their work demonstrated how engaged, enthused and motivated to learn they all were by linking rugby with learning - particularly effective with boys.
The use of technology, especially ipads, helped the children to produce wonderful stories, recounts, letters and poems and has also been essential to the school’s continued drive to raise standards in Literacy and ICT.
Head Teacher, Mrs Starkey, was absolutely thrilled by the event. “I am very proud at what the children have achieved and they have learnt so much from inspirational people in our community. I have to give special thanks to Ron Mounsey of McDonalds and Kate Jenkins of the Scarlets for supporting the children of Johnstown. Long may our association continue!”