Welsh for Adult learners at Coleg Cambria recently competed at the annual ‘Learners Eisteddfod’ held at Y Stiwt, Rhosllanerchrugog.

The Eisteddfod is an opportunity for Welsh learners in North East Wales to come together to practise using the language whilst also taking part in stage and homework competitions including art, craft and baking.

Over 150 attended the event with many competing in the stage competitions including, individual recitation, singing, sketch, instrumental and a choir.

Stephanie Greer who’s learning Welsh at CAMU in Coleg Cambria won first prize on the individual singing whilst Richard Davies Cooke who attends a Welsh class at Northop was awarded first prize in the instrumental competition with his bagpipes.

Amongst the homework winners were Helen Ward who’s learning Welsh in Flint, she won first prize for her prose on the topic ‘Conversation in front of the TV’.

Toni Gilbert who attends a Welsh class at CAMU in Coleg Cambria won the top prize for his letter whilst Martyn Evans won the main prize of the evening the Chair competition with a poem entitled ‘Path’ and was presented with a chair that was made by Carpentry and Joinery students at Coleg Cambria Bersham Road.

Frances Jones, Welsh for Adults Manager at Coleg Cambria, said:

‘’The level of the competition was really high again this year, and it was a pleasure to see so many Welsh learners enjoy competing and performing at the Eisteddfod.  It’s a great occasion to showcase the talent of the learners whilst also an opportunity for them to practise their Welsh and gain confidence.”


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