Lesley Griffith is a parent of children at the school and also has 12 years experience of making stained glass windows. Her daughter Fionagh is 12 and now at high school, but when younger, attended Ysgol Rhys Prichard. Her son Ioan is 10 and still attends the school.
Children in the school created drawings of their ideas for the stained glass window which Lesley then used to create a sketched design. It was decided that the window would be in 2 panels, one depicting the school logo of the book with the candle, the other, a picture of the school surrounded by the Llandovery countryside, and the 3 local rivers, which are also the 3 school houses – Tywi, Bran and Gwydderrig
The designs were shown to the children and staff at the school, and some modifications were made, such as breaking the light of the candle and the sun into smaller shards. Once the design was agreed, sample glass was used for the colours to be chosen. The design ended up using 20 different colours of glass.
Lesley, with the help of some of the teachers, then began making the window. The children helped with the copper foiling of the glass as well as the painting of the century numbers. Copper foil is used as an alternative to lead. The technique, made popular by L.C. Tiffany at the turn of the century, involves wrapping the pieces of glass with copper foil and soldering them together along the length of the seams.
The window was officially unveiled by a visit to the school of the Duchess of Cornwall on 2nd July 2010.
There can be no more fitting a way to celebrate the century now gone than having avisit from her Royal Highness, the Duchess ofCornwall, a close neighbour of ours atLlwynwormwood, Myddfai. We are trulygrateful for this honour.