Jones Bros helps Denbighshire school pupils fly the flag for the Eisteddfod

Jones Bros helps Denbighshire school pupils fly the flag for the Eisteddfod29th Jul 2013

School children from across Denbighshire will fly the flag for a local civil engineering company at the National Eisteddfod.

Pupils from four primary schools have created environment-themed flags and banners that will decorate the Eisteddfod site in Denbigh next month.

Students at Ysgol Pendref in Denbigh and Ysgol Tir Morfa, Ysgol Mair and Christchurch School in Rhyl designed the banners in preparation for the national festival, which runs from August 2 to 10.


The colourful flags have been made thanks to sponsorship from Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK and guidance from Denbigh artists Tara Dean and Coleg Menai art student Nia Lloyd-Roberts, who encouraged the children to reproduce images from their own environment.

Inspired by Edward Pugh

Tara said: “The flags feature images that come to mind when you think of the space around us.

“I wanted the children to think about their relationship with the environment, as inspired by Edward Pugh’s work where he depicted the local landscape and people.

“I also wanted the children to think about the impact Jones Bros have on the landscape.

“The civil engineering company is a specialist in environmental engineering, which I wanted to come through in the flags with images of their machinery.”

The flags are inspired by the work of Ruthin painter and topographer Edward Pugh, whose landscape artwork celebrated the natural beauty of the Denbighshire countryside.

Pupils used a technique called screen printing, where a stencil is used to create images using acrylic paint, was used to make the flags, which also feature the green and gold colours of the Jones Bros logo.

They will now be hung across the Eisteddfod Maes in Denbigh, where Jones Bros has laid pathways, as well as the festival’s main entrance gate.

Jones Bros commercial manager Ruth Jones said she was looking forward to seeing the artwork on display.

Ruth said: “The children have been really creative in making the flags, which look absolutely fantastic.

“We’re all excited to see them flying. After the Eisteddfod, the flags will take pride of place on display at our new offices in Ruthin.”

The project has been arranged thanks to support from Arts and Business Cymru, which looks to develop the mutually beneficial relationship between the arts and Welsh businesses.

Family-owned Jones Bros Civil Engineering was founded in the 1950s, and is one of the UK’s leading civil engineering companies. The company employs 300 people and, in the last two years, has invested more than £4m in new plant and equipment.