Pupils from schools in Bangor have had the opportunity to enjoy and learn about environmental matters as part of a roadshow lead by popular entertainers ‘Gregory Brothers and Crew’.

Gwynedd Council’s Tidy Towns-funded shows are now in their fourth year of touring the county’s primary schools and recently visited Ysgol Glancegin and Ysgol Ein Harglwyddes in Bangor.

The shows highlight issues such as littering, dog fouling and the need to reduce, reuse and recycle. The performances are light-hearted and entertaining with the brothers ably assisted by characters Tidy Ted and Eli Eco, together with popular puppets Sion and Sian.

Councillor Gareth Wyn Griffith, Gwynedd Council’s Highways Cabinet Member, said: “It’s good to be able to welcome the brothers back to Gwynedd with their roadshow. The show is a fun-based event and the children show in their responses how much they enjoy, but evidently with the entertainment comes important educational messages on litter, dog fouling, and the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling.”

Jonathan Gwyn Neale, the Council’s Tidy Towns Officer, added: “From our point of view these shows are a valuable investment in community pride and environmental responsibility.The shows also give the children a rare opportunity to see a live performance from professional entertainers, with the panto and slapstick aspects particularly effective in engaging the children’s attention.”

Thomas, a year 6 pupil at Ysgol Glancegin who volunteered to take part in the show, said: “I was unsure of getting up on stage but I enjoyed it a lot! I have learned that there’s a special bin for your dog’s ‘oopsi’.”

Ellie, also a year 6 pupil at Ysgol Glancegin, added: “I really enjoyed the show! I also found out that that we need to share the messages at home to our families.”

Adrian Gregory, on behalf of the brothers, said: “We’ve really enjoyed bringing the roadshow again to schools in Gwynedd. The children were as enthusiastic as ever and responded well to the themes, which were delivered through songs and sketches with different characters highlighting key issues.

“Our aim is to provide an entertaining and fun-filled performance but with important educational messages within the content.”

The environmental roadshow was organised by Gwynedd Council’s Tidy Towns initiative which is funded by the Welsh Government.

To find out more about Tidy Towns in Gwynedd, visit wwww.gwynedd.llyw.cymru/tidy towns or to contact the team e-mail tidytowns@gwynedd.llyw.cymru on call 01766 771000.


Photos: Pupils from Ysgol ein Harglwyddes, Bangor with ‘Ted Taclus’. Main Photo (Top) Ysgol Glancegin pupils with the ‘Brodyr Gregory’, Jonathan Neale from Gwynedd Council and the characters Ted Taclus and Eli Eco.