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Deeside College learners visit Betws Y Coed school to improve their Welsh

FLORISTRY students from Northop College and catering students from Deeside College joined forces to bring festive cheer with a Welsh twist to schoolchildren in Betws-y-Coed.

The two groups of students visited Ysgol Ysbyty Ifan to provide a full day of Christmas activities, helping the children to create wreaths and tabletop arrangements while also taking part in fun learning activities.

In return, the children from the Welsh-medium school were able to help the students brush up their language skills.

This is the second year students from the college have visited the school during the Christmas period and exchanged skills.

The group included those with limited knowledge of Welsh language, along with some who are fluent and studying a ‘Using Language at Work’ qualification alongside their full-time course.

At the end of a very busy day, the children took home their Christmas creations to show their parents and family.

Floristry student Julia Birch from Northop Hall said: “Seeing the children look so happy with the decorations that they have made is wonderful.”

Northop College floristry tutor Amanda Ellis added: “Bringing the learners to this beautiful village provides a precious and memorable experience for both students and schoolchildren.”