The legend ofThe legend of
the red dragon ofthe red dragon of
WalesWalesRetold by the students of 5-C formRetold by the students of 5-C form
Taras Shevchenko Gymnasium,Taras Shevchenko Gymnasium,
Kirovohrad, Ukraine.Kirovohrad, Ukraine.
Hello, dear friends. We are
the students of the 5-C form
Taras Shevchenko Gymnasium,
We really like fairy tales, so
we decided to take part in this
project together with our
teachers – Mrs. Dudich, a
teacher of English and Mrs.
Kolot, a teacher of Literature.
As you can see, we have a flag
of Wales in our English
classroom, so it was
interesting for us to learn the
legend of the red dragon of
This is how we workedThis is how we worked
on the project:on the project:
Our teachers printed out
illustrations made by Welsh
We discussed the legend
first in Ukrainian, then
We tried to retell the tale and here is what we have:
A mighty king wants toA mighty king wants to
build a castle.build a castle.
Once upon a time,Once upon a time,
there was a King inthere was a King in
Wales. He wanted toWales. He wanted to
build a castle. Atbuild a castle. At
night his servantsnight his servants
built a wall, but in thebuilt a wall, but in the
morning it wasmorning it was
ruined. Next nightruined. Next night
they built the wallthey built the wall
A castle in ruins.A castle in ruins.
The wall was builtThe wall was built
during the day andduring the day and
ruined at night threeruined at night three
times. The King wastimes. The King was
upset. He thought :upset. He thought :
“What is wrong?“What is wrong?
What is happening?What is happening?
Why can’t I build aWhy can’t I build a
Asking for advice.Asking for advice.
The King asked forThe King asked for
help. He sent ahelp. He sent a
servant to find a wiseservant to find a wise
boy who couldboy who could
explain why theexplain why the
castle was ruinedcastle was ruined
every night. The wiseevery night. The wise
boy knew how toboy knew how to
stop it.stop it.
Help is coming…Help is coming…
The servant found aThe servant found a
young boy who hadyoung boy who had
no father and tookno father and took
him to the king.him to the king.
The boy makesThe boy makes
everything clear.everything clear.
There was a lakeThere was a lake
near the castle. Thenear the castle. The
boy told the King toboy told the King to
look under the lakelook under the lake
and he would findand he would find
why his castle waswhy his castle was
The dragons under theThe dragons under the
The King and hisThe King and his
men went under themen went under the
lake. There they sawlake. There they saw
two dragons – thetwo dragons – the
red one and thered one and the
white one. They werewhite one. They were
fighting every nightfighting every night
and the ground wasand the ground was
shaking so strongshaking so strong
that the castle wasthat the castle was
The red dragon wins!The red dragon wins!
Some time passedSome time passed
and the red dragonand the red dragon
finally won and killedfinally won and killed
the white dragon.the white dragon.
The King could nowThe King could now
build his castle. Hebuild his castle. He
was very happy. Thewas very happy. The
red dragon livedred dragon lived
happily in Wales.happily in Wales.
The flag of Wales.The flag of Wales.
Today the flag ofToday the flag of
Wales has the redWales has the red
dragon on it. Peopledragon on it. People
believe that the redbelieve that the red
dragon protects itsdragon protects its
Now we know theNow we know the
story of the flag thatstory of the flag that
is hanging in ouris hanging in our
English classroom!English classroom!
This is the flag of Wales from
Dear friends, we are Hanna Dudich and Olena Kolot. We are sisters
and work as teachers at the same school. We are really excited to be
a part of this project. We and our children enjoyed it a lot! We
learned something new about the culture of other countries and
shared some facts about the culture of Ukraine. It was a useful and
very interesting experience.