The recent Urdd Eisteddfod week was a particularly successful one for the children and young people of Ceredigion this year as the county claimed the award for the highest marks across all the Eisteddfod competitions.
After months of preparation, winning the top prize for the highest marks was a fitting culmination of all the hard work. Ceredigion secured a total of 152 medals taking the lead against all other counties in Wales.
Whilst the sun shone on the Eisteddfod field in Llandovery, individuals, schools and Aelwydydd from across Ceredigion competed enthusiastically in a wide range of competitions including music, recitation, drama, dancing, poetry and literature as well as science, technology, art and vocational skills competitions.
Particular congratulations also to Elain Roberts from New Quay who secured one of the main awards of the week, the Drama Medal for those under 25.
Councillor Catrin M S Davies is the Cabinet member responsible for Culture. She said: "To see our young people come out on top is fantastic but perhaps what matters most is the opportunities the Urdd has given our young people to enjoy cultural and creative experiences not only at the Urdd National Eisteddfod but also at District and Region Eisteddfodau.
Congratulations to our competitors, teachers and coaches and also thanks to the Urdd Officers for the inspiration."