Swans help Ysgol Bryn-y-Mor celebrate World Book Day

23rd March 2019

Ysgol Bryn-y-Mor celebrated World Book Day with a visit from Swansea City's Courtney Baker-Richardson and Leon Britton.

The pair were greeted by students in traditional Welsh costumes and sports jerseys as the school also marked St David's Day.

Pupils from Key Stage 2 hosted a question and answer session for the Swans duo, asking questions around their favourite books and TV programmes, as well as enquiring about how they got started in football.

“We were extremely grateful to have a visit from the Swansea City ambassador and also Courtney Baker-Richardson, with their visit also coinciding with the school’s St David’s Day celebrations," said school secretary Gayle Hughes.

Courtney and Leon were treated to a rendition of the Welsh national anthem, while a group of children performed the Mr Urdd dance, part of the traditional competition the school holds on St David’s Day.

And striker Baker-Richardson got stuck in and learned the dance to the song with the students.

“It’s so good to hear the children singing the anthem in Welsh, the passion they have is incredible," said Courtney.

Before leaving, Leon and Courtney made sure to pay a visit to a number of classrooms to spend time with as many pupils as possible and allow them to get autographs and photographs with their heroes.