On Friday 13th March, Miss Evans, Mrs Hughes and Miss Jones from the Welsh department at St Julian’s, took a group of students to compete in the regional round of the Urdd Eisteddfod, at Ysgol Uwchradd Cwm Rhymney, near Blackwood.
Three competitions were entered in total; two group recitals and one individual recitation.
Our 10 KS3 students, practised tirelessly over the last few weeks to learn and recite the poem ‘Y Deg Gorchymyn’, before delivering a perfect performance on Friday evening. Despite tough competition, they achieved 3rd place. This is an excellent achievement and we are extremely proud of each and every one of them.
Also, our 11 year 10 students, spent many hours learning, practising and delivering their poem, ‘Melinau’ before giving a truly passionate performance on Friday evening. Their timing, pronunciation and delivery was amazing. This was recognised by the judges who awarded them 1st place! This group will now go through to the National competition at the Urdd Eisteddfod, at Llancaiach Fawr, on May 27th.
Similar success was gained by a year 12 Welsh A Level student who also delivered a word perfect performance on the evening of the poem ‘Y Sbectol Hud’, and again, was awarded with a 1st place. They will join the KS4 group to perform in the National finals at Llancaiach Fawr in May.
As a school, we are extremely proud of each and every one of these students. Not only did they show the dedication to learn, practise and deliver a poem in Welsh, but their behaviour on the evening was impeccable, they were a credit to St Julian’s.
We wish all of those going through to the finals every success and hope that we can again come away with 1st places.
Da iawn i chi chi gyda a llongyfarchiadau! Pob lwc yn Llancaiach Fawr!
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