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20 Medal Haul at Urdd Eisteddfod

YGBM Celebrate 20 Medal Haul at the Urdd Eisteddfod 2019

Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Morgannwg enjoyed a successful Urdd National Eisteddfod. The week long festival celebrating Welsh language and culture was held in Cardiff Bay this year and YGBM pupils won a total of 20 medals in a wide range of categories from singing, acting, creative writing, art, music, mathematics and hairdressing.

Adding to the celebrations was the announcement that former pupil Brennig Davies had won The Crown, the main literary prize for prose. Brennig, now a first-year student at Oxford University where he is reading English explained that the main reason he had competed for The Crown was the school.

He said, ‘I was inspired to compete for The Crown this year by the encouragement  the Welsh Department at Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Morgannwg had given me, especially Miss Heledd Lewis and it is a huge privilege to win The Crown.

Another boost was winning the Year 12 and 13 Prose competition at the Urdd Eisteddfod last year, and feeling that I wanted to stick to my Welsh roots even though I now live half the year in England!’

Mr Hywel Price, Headteacher, commented,’YGBM is very proud of all our pupils that took part in the Urdd National Eisteddfod from the opening ceremonies, helping behind the scenes, preliminary rounds and on the national stage.

The Eisteddfod is a wonderful opportunity for students to express their many talents and this was certainly shown in the medals won across a wide range of competitions. The medals are only the tip of the ice berg as we encourage everyone to take part and this year we had a good percentage of our students compete.

To see our former pupil Brennig Davies crowned for his literary skills was the highlight of a very successful week. Llongyfarchiadau’.

Medal Winners

Efa Peake                       Harp Solo             yrs7,8,9                 2nd place

Gracie Sheldon            Guitar Solo           yrs 7,8,9                2nd place

Begw Rowlands            Monolog               yr13 and under    2nd place

Anni Davies &               Acting                    yr13 and under         1st place

Begw Rowlands            

Billy Thomas                Stand up Comedy    yr13 and under    3rd lace

Mali Rhys-Dillon         Art colour prints         yrs7,8,9                 1st place

Taliesin Griffiths         Art ceramics               yrs5&6                 3rd place

Morgan Anstay          Mathematics              yrs 7,8,9               1st place

Lowri Thomas            Creative Writing         yrs 10&11               1st place

Morgan Bailey           music composition    yr 13 and under    1st place

Morgan Bailey           music composition     yr 10&11                  3rd place

Olivia Nash                Hairdressing                  level 1                    2nd place

Choir S.A.                                                            yrs 7,8,9                 1st place

Girls Choir                                                          yrs 7,8,9                 1st place

Drama Performance                                       yrs 7,8,9                2nd place

Folk Dancing                                                     yrs 7,8,9                3rd place

Vocal ensemble                                             yr 13 and under    1st place

Musical Show Ensemble                              yr13 and under     3rd place

Choir S.A.T.B.                                                   yr 13 and under    1st place

Drama performance                                   yr 13 and under     1st place