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’.
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
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