Celebrating St David’s Day

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By Brenda Williamspoet

Rouse children’s enthusiasm for Welsh tradition with an original poem and linked activities

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Saint David was an educated man who became famous as a teacher. He founded a Celtic monastery on the site where St. David’s Cathedral stands today. His life in the monastery was disciplined and harsh with mostly bread and water to eat and drink. One legend suggests that once, when he was speaking to a huge crowd, the ground beneath him rose up, lifting him, so that all could see and hear him. He is believed to have died on 1st March 589, and so this is the day chosen as a national day of remembrance and celebration for Wales.


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