The Ynys Môn Island Games Association has been twinned with First Tower Primary School in Jersey, the host island for the International Island Games starting at the end of June.
Ahead of hundreds of Ynys Môn athletes, supporters and coaches travelling to Jersey to compete in the Games, a few visitors attended the school in Jersey last Friday (April 24th) to meet pupils and staff, lead sport sessions and show them letters that pupils from Anglesey had written for them.
Sports Development Officer Tom Rogers, said: “The visit was part of a timetable of planned activities by the Ynys Môn Island Games Association to twin with Tower Hill Primary School and get Anglesey school pupils involved in sport and the Games.”
Prior to the visit, which included Iolo Hughes who won a Gold Medal in the 5k in the Bermuda Island Games, Gold Young Ambassador Gwenan Williams and coach Gwenno Roberts, visits were made to some primary schools on Anglesey. Ysgol Llaingoch and Ysgol Morswyn took part in a gymnastics session and Ysgol Esceifiog, Gaerwen enjoyed a football session. The aim was to encourage them to take part in some of the sports played at the Island Games and to explain to them what the Games are all about. Pupils also wrote letters to the Jersey pupils including some of their favourite Welsh words and phrases.
Tower Hill Primary School were delighted by the preparation from the pupils and coaches. They said: “Pupils were very excited to receive their letters and thrived in the PE sessions, which gave them the opportunity to develop some skills as well as exercise their healthy competitive natures! The experience was an absolute privilege.”