St David’s Day saw pupils from all across Pembrokeshire put on their Welsh costumes and attire to celebrate the day - with Saundersfoot School and Tenby Church In Wales Primary School, all joining in with the fun on March 1.

There were smiles all round as nearly 1,000 children also celebrated the occasion with a parade in Pembrokeshire on the weekend.

Saundersfoot School pupils
Saundersfoot School pupils (Pic supplied)

The popular St David’s Day celebration, organised by Pembrokeshire Language Forum, with sponsorship from Milford Haven Port Authority and support from Pembrokeshire County Council, took place through Haverfordwest Town Centre, and has been growing every year.

Children paraded down High Street, through Bridge Street and back through Quay Street, led by Samba Doc before gathering on Picton Playing Fields for songs and dancing.

Council Chairman Cllr Tom Tudor, with Council Leader Cllr David Simpson and Haverfordwest Sherriff Cllr Arthur Brooker, presented prizes for the best Wales and Welsh inspired shop window.

Cllr Simpson said: “It is always fantastic to see Pembrokeshire celebrate St David’s Day and this year saw a record number of children getting involved from local schools. It was a fantastic morning.”

St David's Day parade
The St David’s Day Parade in Haverfordwest (Pic supplied)

Cllr Tudor said: “The Saint David’s Parade in Haverfordwest was amazing and so nice to see so many children from different schools attend.

“Thank you to everyone who organised this amazing event in the County Town of Pembrokeshire.”

Saundersfoot Playgroup
Saundersfoot Playgroup (Pic supplied)

The children of Saundersfoot Playgroup indulged in a super fun day of celebrating all things Welsh too. Decked out in a range of fantastic traditional costumes, the little hands created daffodils, painted dragons and Welsh costumes, then did some dancing and had a go at singing some Welsh classics like Sosban Fach! “The playgroup children finished the day by watching their fellow students and older siblings singing at the school gates,” said Cheryl Evans Playgroup and Daycare Manager.

“The magic of the day must have been flowing, as it finally stopped raining for a few precious minutes during the songs!”