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St. Cenydd Community School

St. Cenydd Community School

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The school were once again honoured to play a part in the Senghenydd Memorial Service held each year on the anniversary of Britain's worst mining disaster.  Members of the Pupil Senedd, along with Miss Collins and Mr Barrow, joined other schools, community leaders and members of the communities from across Senghenydd and Abertridwr at the service.  Tegan Davies, our Head Girl and Speaker of our Senedd, read a poem.  Kayley Edwards and Iestyn Jones, members of our Senedd, laid a floral wreath on behalf of the school.

An extract from the service today

At 8.10am on 14 October 1913 Britain's worst mining disaster occurred at the Universal Colliery in Senghenydd.  On this day 106 years ago, 440 men and boys lost their lives in this dreadful disaster.  An earlier disaster on 24 May 1901 had already claimed the lives of 91 miners.  Today, as we do each year, we gather to remember them through our annual Commemoration Service which now takes place at this Welsh National Mining Memorial which was unveiled on the 100th anniversary of the explosion  The individual tiles on the Memorial Gardens Wall of Remembrance commemorates each of those brave men and boys.