During the half term break many pupils from Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Morgannwg had a very rewarding time at Urdd Eisteddfod in Builth Wells.
The competitions started on the Wednesday with Efa Peak winning the third prize for her Year 7, 8 and 9 Harp Solo. The under 15’s Folk Dancing Team and Dramatic Presentation also won 3rd prize and an excellent performance of ‘Dewch yn Dyrfa Lon’ by Richard Vaughan secured the first prize for the SA Choir.
The week went from strength to strength as Year 10-13 picked up the baton. Manon Ogwen Parry won first prize and an Urdd Scholarship for the best solo performance, she sang ‘Ar Noson Hafaidd Hwyr’ by Barber.
Llinos Jones joined Manon for a duet that also won first prize and Llinos also won third prize for her solo Folk Song. Both girls teamed up with Begw Rowlands and Anni Davies to win the second prize for their rendition of ‘Over the Rainbow’ in the Vocal Ensemble competition. Begw and Anni also came second in the ‘Ymgom’ competition.
Friday’s success finished on a high with the Dramatic Presentation winning the competition. Saturday saw two pupils from Year 11 winning second place in their competitions, Jacob Court on the guitar and Billy Thomas performing his Stand Up routine.
Bro Morgannwg also had success with the Homework competitions. Brennig Davies won first prize in the Prose competition for Year 12 and 13. Rhys Griffiths also won the Short Film Competition in his age group for the second year running.
Meanwhile, Mali Rhys Dillon had won the Year. 7, 8 and 9 Computer Graphics competition and she also came second in the Year. 7, 8 and 9 Print competition.
Gwennan Staziker came 3rd in the Year 7, 8 and 9 creative 3D Textiles competition and Megan Phillips won the same competition in the Year 3 and 4 category.
Their work was on show in the Eisteddfod Art Exhibition throughout the week.
Rhiana Lewis also received great praise for her mathematical work and receive her award in the Science Exhibition.
The Eisteddfod has been deemed a major success by all the school.