To celebrate the forthcoming arrival of the Urdd, Carmarthenshire County Council has set a challenge for every school in the county; primary, secondary, special, English and Welsh medium, to compete in the Eisteddfod.
If we complete this challenge, it will be the first time all schools within one county have competed in the Urdd Eisteddfod.
Carmarthenshire County Council is leading a partnership that will support the schools to compete, particularly the schools that are not used to competing in the Eisteddfod. There are all sorts of competitions available; from singing, narrating and acting on stage, to dancing, arts and crafts and even hair and beauty. There are competitions that are open to all and some open only to Welsh learners. Carmarthenshire County Council wants every child in the county to have the opportunity to compete, gain confidence, learn new skills and have fun in Welsh.
Bodies supporting the project include Menter Iaith Gorllewin Sir Gâr (West Carmarthenshire), Menter Dinefwr, Menter Cwm Gwendraeth Elli, Yr Egin, Yr Atom, Carmarthenshire County Council and Coleg Sir Gâr.
More than 15,000 children and young people under 25 years old are expected to compete as finalists at the Eisteddfod.
Support is available for those schools who are not used to applying to compete in the Urdd Eisteddfod, and we encourage those to contact the Council via email [email protected]
In order to compete in this years Eisteddfod you must have registered to compete by 13th February.