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21 Things Everyone Who Went To Primary School In Wales Remembers

"Yma".

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1. Every day would start the same.

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2. And the register would always follow the same script, with everyone answering "yma".

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3. Then came the school assembly, which would take twice as long as it needed to because everything had to be read out in Welsh.

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4. And when Wales won the Six Nations, you could guarantee that your next assembly would be dedicated to the team.

Which meant it would last twice as long again.
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Which meant it would last twice as long again.

5. Either way, morning assembly always ended the same way: With the Lord's Prayer in Welsh.

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"Ein Tad yn y nefoedd…"

6. You had to dress up like this on St. David's Day.

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And there's photographic evidence of you in your outfit proudly displayed on your parents' living room mantlepiece.

7. When it came to school trips, the chances were you'd end up at St Fagans. Again.

We get it, houses used to look different.
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We get it, houses used to look different.

8. But sometimes you'd hit the jackpot and get a chance to visit Techniquest.

The beachball that floated was pure magic.
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The beachball that floated was pure magic.

9. The only other school day as good was when the teacher wheeled in a TV.

You were most likely going to be stuck watching Sali Mali or Super Ted, but still, it was better than work.
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You were most likely going to be stuck watching Sali Mali or Super Ted, but still, it was better than work.

10. And there was the day of the school Eisteddfod, which also meant you didn't have to do any school work.

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11. Something you felt really happy about until half an hour into the event when you were sick to death of hearing Welsh poems.

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12. You learnt to sing "Sosban Fach" with the enthusiasm of a choir.

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13. And got taught about the legend of Beddgelert.

Forever in our thoughts. <3
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Forever in our thoughts. <3

14. Plus you learnt how to draw a convincing Welsh flag.

Well, kind of.
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Well, kind of.

15. Half the people in your class had the surname Jones.

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16. And most of the teachers were called Davies, Jenkins, Williams, and Evans.

There were probably multiple teachers with the same surnames, resulting in the use of nicknames.
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There were probably multiple teachers with the same surnames, resulting in the use of nicknames.

17. Inevitably, at some point, you played rugby during what could only be classified as a huge fucking rainstorm.

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The coach would always say it was just a light drizzle, while they stood there wearing the thickest hooded coat known to man.

18. There was the annual trip to Llangrannog, which you got to go on once you reached a certain age.

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19. Which resulted in playground conversation being dominated by the Black Nun.

Seriously, don&#x27;t mess with the Black Nun.
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Seriously, don't mess with the Black Nun.

20. You had to endure the struggle of not being able to use the toilet unless you asked in Welsh.

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"Ga i fynd i'r ty bach, os gwelwch yn dda?"

21. And for all the good memories, one thing you won't miss is having to write "gwaith dosbarth" on the top of every goddamn page of writing.