AM Carwyn Jones plants tree at Pen Y Fai school to mark 100 years since WW1

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2014 marks 100 years since Britain joined the First World War. Many ceremonies remembering those who lost their lives have occurred in towns and cities across the country this year and Bridgend is no exception.

Last Friday, AM Carwyn Jones planted the first tree of 100 at Pen Y Fai Church Of Wales Primary School to mark a century since the First World War. The one hundred trees were donated by the Woodland Trust to provide Pen Y Fai Primary school with a green space to encourage children to get in touch with the outdoors while at the same time providing a tool to remember the great sacrifice made by so many men throughout the war. Trees were planted all around the school by members of Bridgend Rotary and Councillor Huw David, the Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, Councillor Charles Smith Cabinet Member for Strategic Change as well as the Bridgend County Borough Mayor, Councillor Gary Thomas was present to mark the event.

AM Carwyn Jones stated “It is an honour and a privilege to be part of this great occasion, educating future generations about the heroes who lost their lives in the First World War.”