For the first time this year, pupils from some Ceredigion schools had the opportunity to compete in a quiz competition organised by South West Wales’ Mentrau Iaith called ‘Cwis Dim Clem’. The regional rounds were organised by Cered: Menter Iaith Ceredigion.
Pupils from central Ceredigion schools competed in order to make it to the final where Ysgol Talgarreg came second against schools from Neath- Port Talbot, Brecknockshire, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire.
‘Cwis Dim Clem’ is a quiz for year 6 pupils where the aim is to develop new Welsh medium opportunities for school children and to develop links between schools and the Mentrau Iaith.
The teams competed against each other on various topics from geography, science and mathematics to sport, music and food. The school that scores the most points in every round progresses to the final to compete against the champions from the other counties of the South West.
‘Cwis Dim Clem’ has been held for several years and in 2019 the scheme expanded to include new counties such as Ceredigion. In this first year, Cered: Menter Iaith Ceredigion piloted ‘Cwis Dim Clem’ in the Lampeter and Aberaeron area by holding local rounds in the two areas and a semi-final for the best teams.
Seven schools competed in these rounds but in the end Ysgol Talgarreg took first prize and reached the final at Yr Atom in Carmarthen on Wednesday 27 March. Ysgol Cilgerran from Pembrokeshire won first prize with Ysgol Talgarreg coming second and Ysgol Gymraeg Rhydaman from Carmarthenshire placing third.
Steffan Rees, Cered’s Community Development Officer said, “In our first year being a part of ‘Cwis Dim Clem’ we weren’t too sure what to expect but it was lovely to see the children thoroughly enjoying themselves and to see one of our schools doing so well in the final.”
For further information contact Steffan Rees, Cered’s Community Development Officer on 01545 572 350 or by e-mail on: firstname.lastname@example.org