A new bilingual book that captures the Cofiwch Tryweryn murals which have appeared in all corners of Wales and the world this year features one from a Cwmbran school.
Cofiwch Dryweryn – Cymru’n Deffro, Wales Awakening by author and actress Mari Emlyn has included a mural painted in the playground at Ysgol Gymraeg Cwmbrân.
The book captures the phenomenon of the following the damage inflicted on the iconic Cofiwch Dryweryn mural in Llanrhystud in February 2019.
The pupil in this photo sat in front of the mural is Sienna Dibble, year 5.
A spokesperson for Y Lolfa press in Tal y Bont, Ceredigion said: “The original Cofiwch Tryweryn mural was painted by Meic Stephens, a writer and academic, as a reaction to the drowning of the village of Capel Celyn near Bala in the 1960s. As a result of the damage, young people rebuilt and repainted the wall in Llanrhystud and a new wave of support appeared to celebrate our history and identity as walls appeared across Wales and the world this year.
“In the book, there are 32 images of walls across Wales with accompanying stories which tell why and how these individuals have been inspired.”
Pupils and staff from the school worked together to paint the mural in May. The pupils have also been working on projects based on the history of Tryweryn Valley and Nerys Griffiths Jones from the school said that parents and new pupils have shown a great deal of interest in the mural and have enjoyed learning about the event.
She said: “The mural is something very special for us in Ysgol Gymraeg Cwmbran and it will be there for a very long time.”
Buy the book- Cofiwch Dryweryn – Cymru’n Deffro, Wales Awakening
The book is now available at local bookshops and from www.ylolfa.com for £7.99.