St David’s Day celebrations at Derwen College


Derwen College students, who hail from all over the UK, embraced St David’s Day on 1st March, using the Welsh patron saint as inspiration across the college’s pathway areas.

Students from the specialist college based in Gobowen, near Oswestry, and at satellite sites including Ashdale House, near Penley, Wrexham, celebrated with Welsh emblems including daffodils, dragons and flags.

Hospitality students combined celebrations for St David’s Day and Real Bread Week by making daffodil-shaped breads and Welsh dragons as part of their learning in the college’s Training Kitchen.

The college's Creative Arts students designed, created, painted and glazed beautiful ceramic daffodils to sell to customers in the college’s Garden Centre.

Students working at Derwen College’s Ashdale House satellite site near Penley, Wrexham, designed and produced upcycled furniture inspired by Wales as part of their upcycling enterprise Hwre. They transformed a bookcase using decoupage images from Welsh song Calon Lan (meaning Pure Heart); and Louis Thomas designed a chair using images of a Welsh coal mine, daffodil and dragon.

Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus!

  • Published on 1st March 2019