Ospreys rugby players Gareth Delve and Matthew Dwyer presented prizes to lucky competition winners from Ysgol Gynradd Saron on Tuesday (December 15) after the pupils were tasked with creating posters highlighting the importance of children’s rights.
Pupils from year three to year six took part in the competition launched by Llanelli-based housing developer Westacres.
The poster competition was designed to help children understand their rights and why they are important. Children’s rights in the UK were first formalised when the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) was drafted some 25 years ago.
Children’s human rights include: the right to play, the right to a clean home, the right to clean drinking water and the right to a safe home. The poster competition encouraged children to showcase the rights they see as the most important to them.
Tonia Morgan, director of Westacres, said:
“We wanted to link with Ysgol Gynradd Saron and help educate the children on the importance of their own rights. The poster competition was a fun task for the pupils but it contained a very serious message, which they all seem to have taken on board. I would also like to thank Gareth and Matthew for taking the time to come down to Saron and present the prizes to the children.”
Gwenda Easton, head teacher at Ysgol Gynradd Saron, said:
“I would like to thank Westacres and the Osprey’s players for coming down and presenting the prizes for the winning posters and for teaching a serious message to the children about their rights. Ysgol Gynradd Saron want to promote partnerships with local businesses and we look forward to continuing the relationship with Westacres.”
Matthew Dwyer of the Ospreys and the British Army, added:
“It’s a fantastic honour to be able to visit Saron and hand out prizes to the very worthy winners. While the children enjoyed taking part in the competition there was a serious side to it so it’s important that as role models, us players support this kind of community event.”
Parc y Mynydd, Westacres’ first development, will feature 20 unique homes in a site tucked away in the heart of Welsh countryside with breath-taking views of the Brecon Beacons.