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Urdd success for Montgomery pupil

Created on 16/06/2021 @ 11:08


A Montgomery pupil was once again named as a finalist in a national Welsh learners competition.

Carys Richards, 10, a pupil of Montgomery Church in Wales School, was selected as a finalist for the Welsh learners recitation at the National Urdd Eisteddfod T competition. It was was broadcast on S4C and Radio Cymru earlier this month.

Carys entered her online Welsh Learners recitation entitled “Antur” and was once again selected as a top three finalist.

She was announced as the overall winner of the competition last year and achieved second place this year. Carys’ video was shown on S4C and she was interviewed live from her home.

The Eisteddfod T is a virtual festival held for the first time in 2020 during the lockdown period giving children and young people from Wales and beyond a chance to take part in a virtual fun-filled Eisteddfod from the comfort of their homes. Over 12,000 children and young people competed at this year’s Eisteddfod T competition.

Montgomery Church in Wales School have had numerous successes at local level and have reached national level for many years thanks to the help of Ceinwen Morris from Forden who volunteered her time to help teach all children wishing to take part in the Urdd competitions.

Carys said: “I love learning Welsh and competing in the recitation competition, I do miss competing in the traditional way on stage but have enjoyed entering online for the last 2 years and the experience of being interviewed live on television.”

Anna Griggs, headteacher said: “Carys continues to be an excellent role model promoting Welsh within our school. Her successes at Eisteddfod T have been inspirational for our other pupils. We are all very proud of her.”

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