Urdd success for Coleg Sir Gâr and Coleg Ceredigion
A wave of creative talent swept through the Eisteddfod this year including the talents of students from Coleg Sir Gâr and Coleg Ceredigion.
The Urdd Eisteddfod, which was this year held in Llandovery, not only entertains but it nurtures the development of aspiring artists and chefs, providing a stepping stone to progression and exposure to industry professionals.
Steeped in tradition but emanating contemporary flair, the event served as a platform for students to showcase the skills they had carefully honed.
Coleg Sir Gâr and Coleg Ceredigion won a number of competitions with many performing live at the event.
For Coleg Ceredigion, Olivia Lewis won first in the Cogurdd cooking U19s and year 10 category, Lisa John won first in the level two hairdressing year 10 and U19s category, Izzy Harrington won first and Sioned Evans won second in the level three beauty competition.
Marianna Banaszynska won second in the childcare year 10 U19s competition, Luned Jenkins won first and Emily Owens won second in the childcare 19 to 25s category and Emily also won third in the translation competition for 19 to 25-year olds.
For Coleg Sir Gâr, Jac Davies won second in the Cogurdd cooking 19 to 25-year-old competition, Tilly Richards won first in the level one beauty year 10 and under 25s competition, Rachael O’Neill won first and Katherine Jones won second in the art and design 2D year 10 U25s competition and Morgan Cotgroe won second in the creative 2D year 10 U19s competition.
Melody Cheung won second in the computer graphics year 10 U19s, Ellie Perrott won third in the edited photo year 10 U19s, Diana Borys won third in the black and white photo year 10 U19s, Ffion Jones won the upcycling year 10 U19s, Ruth Blake won first and Jordan Richards won second in the ceramics year 10 U19s competition.
Carwyn Lloyd won third in the string solo year 10 U19s and won first in the guitar solo competition.
Helen Griffiths, director of bilingualism and learner support at Coleg Sir Gâr and Coleg Ceredigion said: “It’s great that the Urdd offers our students these opportunities to be able to compete and show their work and have new experiences, and to do so in a completely Welsh atmosphere and in the Welsh language.
“Our students come from a variety of backgrounds and unfortunately don’t always have the opportunity to mix in Welsh circles so the Urdd often opens their eyes to that Welsh world and the culture which comes with the language, and does so in a positive way.”