SCHOOLCHILDREN from Holywell were presented with prizes for their competition-winning essays at an event with the Cymdeithas Thomas Pennan group.

Trophies and certificates were presented on Friday May 10, prizes at the group’s 2019 essay competition for local Pennant Country Primary Schools.

Essay prizes included trophies to the winners as well as certificates to all entrants.

The theme of the essays were the people with whom Thomas Pennant of Downing Hall, Whitford had dealings with, including correspondence.

The English language essay award went to Lily Westerman of Ysgol Bro Carmel and was presented by Mayor of Holywell, Cllr Rosetta Dolphin.

The Welsh language essay that won was written by Casey Thompson of Ysgol Mornant. Their trophy was presented by Chair of Whitford Community Council, Cllr Gwyn Hughes

Finally, the overall competition winner was Charlotte Goddard of Ysgol y Llan who had her ward presented by Rachel Robinson on behalf of the Griffith family.

Prior to handing out awards, the Chair of Cymdeithas Thomas Pennant Norman Gloss Parry talked to the room about the origins of the competition and also paid tribute to the life and contribution of Meirion Griffith, a local resident and deputy head of Ysgol Bro Carmel, as well as being assistant secretary of Cymdeithas Thomas Pennant for many years.

Norman said: “It was all in all a delightful evening with a warm and appreciative audience who were as we all were impressed by the very high standard of the entries submitted by our local primary school pupils.

“We are very encouraged for the future and I do sincerely thank our honoured guests, parents and pupils as well as our own members for attending this presentation evening.”