Children at Ysgol Y Faenol in Bangor will be delighted this morning after a Welsh Dragon they sent out to Japan, to help them learn about the country and the Rugby World Cup, met the Welsh team before their opening Pool D game of the tournament against Georgia.
The school posted an appeal on social media last week asking if anyone going to Japan would take a dragon with them and send the school photos of the trip. The school received a quick response and were able to send not one, but two Welsh Dragons on an adventure of a lifetime!
The children have named the dragons Deiniol and Dewi and photos are now arriving daily, providing an invaluable learning resource as the children are avidly following their trip.
Deiniol the Dragon is under the watchful eye of Sean Kelly, a coach at Bangor Rugby Club, while Dewi is being looked after by Ann Williams, the aunt of one of the teachers at the school.
So far the dragons have visited Japanese Temples and the Hiroshima memorial, met local school children in Japan, shopped for souvenirs and one has also travelled on the bullet train.
The school has also made links with a school in New Zealand and will be using technology to speak to the children on the other side of the world and will also teach them all about our local area.
On Monday children at Ysgol Y Faenol will be wearing red to show their support when Wales play Georgia.
The pictures of the two dragons are regularly posted on the school’s Twitter account and you can follow their adventures by following @ysgolfaenol on Twitter.
Let’s hope Deiniol and Dewi aren’t flying home too soon!
Photos: Dewi the Dragon chatting to Warren Gatland, Tom Francis and Ken Owens before the game and helping to pack the team bus.