A patriotic banner created by pupils of a former Amman Valley primary school has been presented to St Fagans National Museum of History.

Writer, performer and broadcaster Gwenno Dafydd penned Cenwch y Clychau i Dewi (Ring Out The Bells For Saint David) in 2005 and took the bilingual words to Heulwen Thomas, who wrote the music.

It was Gwenno’s dream to get every school in Wales to sing it each March 1.

The Welsh anthem has been warmly received by pupils and teachers in schools across Wales and it has since been adopted by the St David’s Day Parade Steering Committee as their official song.

St David’s Day Parade Steering Committee member Gwenno told S4C’s Heno: “In 2009, I was thinking about how we could get even more people involved in St David’s Day so I came up with the idea of having county banners.

“It’s my vision that every school in Wales should create its own banner and learn the St David’s Day Anthem for its own St David’s Day Parade.”

A banner was made by Ysgol Cwmgors five years ago and a second banner was made by the school’s nursery a year later.

Sian Thomas, a former member of staff at Ysgol Cwmgors, said: “It was quite a task between creating the design and making changes.

“We live in Cwmgors so we wanted to include the mountain and the daffodil as it’s St David’s Day.”

Following the closure of Ysgol Cwmgors, Ysgol Gymraeg Gwaun Cae Gurwen has provided a home for the banners, but one has recently been presented to St Fagans.

Martin Evans, head teacher at Ysgol Gwaun Cae Gurwen, said: “The children were very excited to see the banners.

“They are used on March 1 for the school’s St David’s Day Eisteddfod.

“We’re delighted to present one of these banners to St Fagan’s.”

Gwenno added: “It’s wonderful to see the words of the anthem on the banner created by Ysgol Cwmgros and it sent shivers down my spine when I heard the children at Ysgol Gymraeg Gwaun Cae Gurwen singing with their lovely accents last week.”

Elin Phillis, Principal Curator Contemporary & Community History at St Fagan’s, said: “St Fagans is delighted to accept this banner into our collection.

“It fills a gap of the museum’s artefacts.