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Shining stars from Merthyr schools to compete in Urdd National Eisteddfod 2024

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  • 24 May 2024

Next week, pupils from across Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council will showcase their skills, knowledge and talents when they compete at the Urdd National Eisteddfod 2024.

Talented young people from across Merthyr Tydfil Schools, including Afon Taf,  Pen Y Dre, Santes Tudful, Rhyd y Grug, Pantyscallog, Ysgol-y-Graig along with The College Merthyr Tydfil will join thousands from across Wales to compete at the Urdd National Eisteddfod. They will sing, dance, act, recite, play instruments and even cook at this prestigious event. They will celebrate and demonstrate their commitment to the culture and language of Wales, as well as hope to win first place of course!

This year the Urdd National Eisteddfod will take place in Meifod in Montgomeryshire.

Urdd Gobaith Cymru was established by Sir Ifan ab Owen Edwards in 1922. His aim was to protect and celebrate the use of Welsh language, keeping it alive and thriving within the communities of Wales.

Cllr Geraint Thomas, Leader and Welsh Language Champion said;

“We are delighted that Merthyr Tydfil is being represented by so many children and young people at the Urdd National Eisteddfod. This is the largest Welsh youth festival which takes place in May. It celebrates the language and culture of Wales. All competitors have progressed through local and regional rounds to compete on the national stage; this is a great and remarkable achievement and they should be very proud of themselves! Joiwch y profiad gwerthfawr.

“We hope the schools, children and young people’s representation goes from strength to strength as the language and culture grows through our ‘Shwmaeronment’ vision! Pob lwc i bawb!”


The list of Merthyr Tydfil performers are as follows;

Monday 27 May

08:30                   Santes Tudful – Individual Recitation, Year 5 and 6

12:00                   Santes Tudful – Guitar Solo, Year 6 and under - Yr Arddorfa

13:55                   Rhyd y Grug – Perfformiad Theatrig o Script bl 6 ac iau - Green Pavilion

15:55                   Santes Tudful – Individual Harp Solo, Year 6 and under - Red Pavilion


Tuesday 28 May


08:30                   Ysgol y Graig – Individual Recitation for learners, Year 3 and 4 - Red Pavilion

11:25                   Santes Tudful – Parti Deulais - Green Pavilion

13:25                   Pantyscallog – Individual Recitation for learners, Year 2 and under - Red Pavilion


Wednesday 29 May


08:30                   Ysgol Pen y Dre – Woodwind Solo - White tent

09:45                   Ysgol Pen y Dre – Perfformiad Theatrig for learners, Year 7, 8 and 9 – Green Pavilion

09:55                   Afon Taf – Individual Recitation for learners, Year 7, 8, and 9 - Red Pavilion

16:00                   Pantyscallog – Choir for learners Year 6 and under – Green Pavilion

16:00                   Afon Taf – Piano Solo, Year 7, 8 and 9 - Red Pavilion


Thursday 30 May


16:30                   Ysgol Pen y Dre – Woodwind Solo - Red Pavilion

Friday 2 June 

10:25                   Ysgol Pen y Dre – Learners Recitation Party, Year 10 and under - Red Pavilion


For more information on how to get involved in the upcoming Montogomery Urdd Eisteddfod 2024 please visit:

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