Skip to main content

Pontypool Community Council Eisteddfod



On March 22nd (yeah, this post is backdated...) we attended the Pontypool Community Council's annual inter-school Eisteddfod. I sadly missed the KS1 day because I was ill, but the KS2 day was really inspiring. Seeing eight, nine, and ten-year-olds getting up on stage in front of a big audience and performing so confidently was brilliant!

The only downside to the day was Marianna's insistence on wearing her new sparkly princess dress. Everywhere we went it was like a glitter explosion had just detonated above us. I was covered in glitter!

I was quoted in the South Wales Argus article on the piece which went live on March 29th:

PUPILS from schools across Torfaen were given the chance to show off their talent and help celebrate the inter-schools eisteddfod's 20th year. Pontypool Community Council Inter-schools Eisteddfod 2018 was held this week across two days at Pontypool Active Living Centre with Key Stage 2 pupils from seven schools taking part. 

Youngsters could compete in a number of categories for silverware in solo recitation, woodwind, singing, brass, folk dancing, strings, piano and choir categories. The competition was split into infant and junior events with Griffithstown Primary School the outright winner on both days. The event celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Organisers say the standard and quality of competitors was immense. 

Mayor of Torfaen Jessica Powell, who attended the event on Thursday, said: "There is an amazing breadth of talent and it is great too see they are so young yet so confident. We had the full compliment of schools here today." 

The schools taking part included Ysgol Panteg, Ysgol Bryn Onnen, Cwmffrdoer Primary School, George Street, Penygarn and New Inn for one day. 





For more like this, please click the image below:
15 Seconds of Fame - find me in the press


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Free Magazine Scans

Click the pictures below to find full cover guides to various teen magazines (primarily collated to make scale miniature magazine covers but I figure they'll also be useful for collectors and anyone into media history) and scans from my own magazine collection. I've also got a couple of kids' books I didn't want to part with - The Squirrel and Little Owl Book of Pets . The unwieldy size of my bookmark folders convinced me I needed a reference post for online magazine archives. Or, more accurately, free online magazine archives. Whether you're looking for leisure reading or research avenues, you're bound to find something useful in this list. :) ☆ Archive for the Unexplained - UFO mags galore. ☆   The Magazine Rack - over 140,000 digitised magazines! ☆   Lantern - thousands of vintage film magazines. ☆ FANZINES  - a number of online archives now exist for these including  FANAC  (SF), ScoTpress  (Trek), Sandy Herald Collection  (media fandom, major

50 Free Welsh Language Resources

Unlike literacy and maths, Welsh really isn't a subject we'll be using everyday without a concerted effort to do so. Every morning we've been doing three Duolingo lessons with Marianna - challenging for me and repetition of basic words and concepts for her - and then watching a couple of Welsh language cartoons to listen to the rhythm of the words and so on. Here is a list of free Welsh language resources from around the web, ranging from GCSE revision guides to adult basics to children's cartoons uploaded to YouTube. Hopefully you'll be able to mix and match to suit your own needs over the next few weeks and months. (I'd normally direct people to places like Sain Wales to buy hard copy media, but they're closed for the duration and we should try to lighten the load on the postal service to essentials besides.) Apps . Handy rundown of Welsh language kids' apps from Montgomery Church in Wales School. Atebol . Welsh language story time on Yo

Free Fabric Samples x 200

Choosing upholstery and soft furnishings can be a nightmare - especially if it arrives and isn't quite what you expected. Fabric samples are a great way to avoid costly mistakes, as well as providing a fab source of material for your crafts box. Here are over 200 places offering completely free fabric samples in the UK:

Simply Cook Review

I kept seeing ads and deals for Simply Cook everywhere, so as there was a special offer on at OhMyDosh! Rewards (£3 for the box and £3.50 cashback) I figured I had nothing to lose by giving it a try. What Is It? Recipe kits packed into boxes which fit through your letterbox. The usual price is £9.99 for a kit of 4, with each one serving 2-4 people depending on your serving sizes. All you need to do is buy the fresh ingredients required and follow the instructions. Here is Simply Cook's own helpful diagram: Does It Work? For me, as the person just eating it, it was awesome. Everything tasted great - the mushroom penne in particular was so good I went back for seconds - and I liked that the sauces weren't as rich as Anthony would usually make them. For Anthony, who cooked them, they weren't as impressive. He complained that the food was bland and that it was actually quite a lot of faff, as Lidl didn't stock everything we needed which meant another trip ou

Welsh UFO Sightings 2016

Welsh UFO sightings from 2016. For sightings from other years please click HERE . UK UFO Sunday 3rd January, 01:25 Gwent Witness saw a 'typical space ship' through their bedroom window. It had blue and red lights, and appeared to be moving towards them. They watched for a few minutes and the next day reported the sighting to UK UFO. FM: " I was up really late and i needed to use the bathroom so i got up and my side of the bed is by the window, so i had a look out. i saw an object shaped like a typical space ship would look, but it had blue and red lights and appeared to be coming towards me. i watched it for a while and then left to use the bathroom and by the time i had returned (5 minutes later) the mysterious lights had almost disappeared into the distance. " SUFON Tuesday 5th January, 09:20 Bevan Close, Waunarlwydd, Swansea  Broken cloud. Brian Harry was at home in Bevan Close, Waunarlwydd and had just let his dog out the back