Our students had particular success at the Urdd Eisteddfod in Llandovery last week. Over 60 students in all competed in various stage and homework competitions. Gower College Swansea was the most successful further education college in Wales this year.
2D Drawing Yr10 and under 19 – 1st Lara Rees
Modified photograph Yr10 and under 19 – 1st Sam Sarsero | 2nd Morgan Mason
Photography: Colour photo Yr10 and under 19 – 1st Steffan Thomas | 3rd Archie Craven
Photography: Series of black and white photos Yr10 and under 19 – 1st Emily Delegado-Bellido
Printing Yr10 and under 19 – 3rd Yasemin Koyuncu
Fashion Yr10 and under 19 – 3rd Talia Streater
Science Project Yr10 and under 19 – 1st Elizabeth Roe | 2nd Jessica Bradley | 3rd Georgia Reid
Childcare Yr10 and under 19 - 1st Lottie Arnold a Freya Jory| 3rd Jessica Johnson, Alyssa Dyer and Keira Wren
S/A Solo Yr10 and under 19 – 3rd Katherine Foxhall
REGIONAL ROUND West Glamorgan
2d Drawing Yr10 and under 19 – 1st Lara Rees | 2nd Nia Addicott | 3rd Wanesa Kazmierowska
Computer Graphics Yr10 and under 19 – 1st Wanesa Kazmierowska 2nd Kurt Winer
Modified photograph Yr10 and under 19 – 1st Morgan Mason | 2nd Sam Sarsero
Photography: Black and white photo Yr10 and under 19 – 1st Shay Graham | 2nd Dylan Bowen
Photography: Colour photo Yr10 and under 19 – 1st Archie Craven | 2nd Steffan Thomas | 3rd Nia Addicott
Photography: Series of black and white photos Yr10 and under 19 – 1st Emily Delegado-Bellido | 2nd Rachel Smith
Printing Yr10 and under 19 – 1st Nia Addicott | 2nd Yasemin Koyuncu | 3rd Oscar O’Sullivan
Fashion Yr10 and under 19 – 2nd Talia Streater | 3rd Rachel Alexander
S/A Solo Yr10 and under 19 – 1st Katherine Foxhall
Individual recital Yr10 and under 19 – 3rd Cai Forrest
In addition to this, a special award went to two students; the Art, Design and Technology Medal to Lara Rees for the best piece of work in the under 19 category from all art, design and technology competitions at the eisteddfod. The scholarship for the most promising soloist went to Katherine Foxall. Lara and Katherine received their medals in a special ceremony in the pavilion on the Eisteddfod Maes.
"Lara is studying on the Fine Art course with Gill Day-Thomas and Nigel Williams on Gorseinon Campus, and the rest of the students are either on the Fine Art or Photography course with Vivienne Ventress, Graphics with Gary Hope, Childcare with Mari Tierney and Rhian Evans, Textiles with Paige McCann Gray, Science with Ffion Roberts, Welsh Second Language with Rhian Lloyd and Mari Jones and Music with Jon Rogers" said Welsh Language Manager, Anna Davies.
"Many thanks to them for encouraging the students to compete. I would like to say a big congratulations to all the students above, who have been successful in a highly respected competition. We are very, very proud of them."
This year's Urdd Eisteddfod was held in Llandovery during the May half term. All winners are invited to receive their certificate and medal on Saturday 2nd June, and their work can be seen in the Art exhibition throughout the week.