Year 6 – Betty Campbell

Teacher: Mr Gruffudd Hughes

P.E. Session – Tuesday Afternoon




Betty Campbell

Betty Campbell MBE (6 November 1934 – 13 October 2017) was a Welsh community activist, who was Wales’ first black head teacher. Born into a poor household in Butetown, she won a scholarship to the Lady Margaret High School for Girls in Cardiff. Campbell later trained as a teacher, eventually becoming head teacher of Mount Stuart Primary School in Butetown, Cardiff. She put into practice innovative ideas on the education of children and was actively involved in the community.


Class Poet (Welsh) – T. Llew Jones

Thomas Llewelyn Jones (11th October 1915 – 9th January 2009) was a Welsh poet, with over half a century of career in writing. He was one of the most popular and productive children’s poets in Welsh. He was known as T. Llew Jones. The life and work of T. Llew Jones is celebrated annually on the day of his birthday, 11 October



Class Poet (English) – Benjamin Zephanaiah

Dr Benjamin Zephaniah is a vegan, rastafarian children’s poet. His poem’s are influenced by his Jamaican heritage and racial equality. In 2015 he called for Welsh and Cornish to be taught in English schools, saying “Hindi, Chinese and French are taught in schools, so why not Welsh? And why not Cornish? They’re part of our culture.”