On Tuesday 27th June Brynteg welcomed our annual visit from our friends from Louisiana. The Louisiana Team from First West Baptist Church, West Monroe led by Mark Fenn, have visited Brynteg as part of the Bridgend Louisiana Churches partnership for nine years. Each year the Team bring a special guest; this year’s guest was the world renowned professional football freestyler and five times Guinness World Record Holder Daniel Cutting aka DC freestyle. Daniel’s skills have taken him all over the globe, including the last football world cup in Rio, Brazil and seen him work with some of the world’s biggest brands.

As well as Daniel’s P.E lessons in football freestyle, many of the pupils enjoyed lessons on gospel music, American culture and holidays, Louisiana traditions and Southern idioms, slavery, line dancing and American family life to name a few.

The lunchtime concert as always was a highlight of the day with pupils being entertained with some classic Southern Rock and contemporary hits. Both pupils and staff had a memorable day and look forward in anticipation to their visit next June.