Tonypandy Community College annual Eisteddfod was held this year on the 1st of March – Saint David’s Day. Many different acts took to the stage in the hopes of impressing our 4 judges – Amy Jones and Dewi Harris from Year 11, Mrs O’Sullivan and one of our school governors Mr Ken Privett.
Acts included many wonderful singers such as Rebecca Handley-Lloyd, Jenna Tutton-Goodwin, Ebony Denton and Joshua Bull who was a firm audience favourite. Dancers such as Hope Martin, Georgia Chislett, Morgan Wyllis, Shannon Critchton, Lauren Davies and Lauren Phillips entertained the crowd with their energetic dance routine and matching outfits.
8L and Miss Cook’s ‘Dewi Potter and the Deathly Daffodil’ was voted the best video and it was clear to everyone how much work had gone into creating it.
8M and Miss Davies worked together to create a very unique ‘Dance battle’ and won their Year 8 group act category, students from 9C and Mr Williams read Welsh and English poetry and sang the distinctively traditional Welsh song ‘Sosban Fach.’ 9G had the crowd laughing with their Welsh version of Jeremy Kyle where Dean James dressed as a daffodil and Tyler Tutton as a very convincing Welsh lady.
Rounding up the day 4 whistling choirs took to the stage and 7C did an incredible version of ‘Calvin Harris – Bounce’ to take 1st place – Da iawn boys!!
Students who didn’t take part on stage were encouraged to take part in the ‘Off stage’ competitions run by the various departments in school. These varied from ‘Banner creating’ to Benchball and football competitions to ‘App icon designing’.
All of the points were added together and the winning house was Coch and Mr Evans proudly collected the trophy on behalf of his house.
Everyone had a brilliant time and the audience seemed to thoroughly enjoy themselves throughout the day!
Miss Musgrove would like to say a massive DIOLCH to every act that took part, to Miss Richards and Mr Childs for everything that they did to make the day a success and to all registration teachers who have coached and guided their acts to be the best that they could be on the day!
Students this year have set the standard very high and I am looking forward already to seeing the variety and talent in the Eisteddfod next year!!
Diolch yn Fawr a Da Iawn pawb!
Check out students report here chloe – Eisteddfod newspaper report