For a number of years, Ceredigion’s primary schools have been competing in Cwis Dim Clem and on Wednesday, 19 May Ysgol Llechryd were triumphant in the Ceredigion round of the quiz that was organised by Cered: Menter Iaith Ceredigion.

This is the first time that Ysgol Llechryd have won the competition and they will now represent Ceredigion against the champions from the other counties of Wales in the final in early June. The members of the successful team were: Olivia Kettley, Catryn Harries, Bethan Hutton ac Alisha Morse.

This year the final will encompass more Welsh counties than ever before as a result of the shift towards holding activities virtually because of Covid-19. By using web-conferencing platforms it has offered a way of continuing with the competition safely as well as avoiding any transport costs for schools.

Cwis Dim Clem is a competition that is coordinated by the Mentrau Iaith language promotion initiatives across Wales and it sees year 6 children answer all kinds of general knowledge questions on Wales. The aim of the competition is to support the work of schools in regards to the Language Charter and to raise awareness of the work of the Mentrau Iaith.

Steffan Rees, Cered Community Development Officer and Quizmaster said: “The competition this year was a very good one with every one of the 13 schools taking part scoring very well in a tough quiz. It’s a testament to the commendable work done by Ceredigion’s schools in promoting the Welsh Language and Culture during this challenging year.”

The final round will take place on 9 June.