Pupils mark eisteddfod in real style
GWENDRAETH Valley students have been celebrating success in their school's last eisteddfod.
Pupils from Ysgol Maes yr Yrfa took part in a range of competitions in the final eisteddfod it will host under its current name.
Mared Fflûr Thomas was selected as winner of the Chair, while Angharad Edwards was awarded the English Literature Medal.
Lauren Williams, of year seven, wrote the winning poem Eira.
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Headmaster Iwan Rees said it was a wonderful eisteddfod.
"The school was celebrating its last eisteddfod under the name of Maes yr Yrfa," he said.
"Enjoying an eisteddfod is an excellent way of celebrating the strength of our school community, our culture and heritage.
"We sincerely hope that the new school will enjoy similar occasions in the future."
Winning pupils said they were delighted with the awards.
Mared Fflûr Thomas said: "It was such a surprise to win the Welsh Literature Chair.
"I would like to thank the judges, and also my Welsh teachers for their support and guidance."
Angharad Edwards said: "It is truly an honour to have received Maes yr Yrfa's last English Literature Medal. The atmosphere was fantastic.
"Thank you to Mr Huw Iorwerth for giving his time to judge our work, and also to my English teachers for their support during the process."