welsh2Tonypandy Community College Eisteddfod took place on Friday 18th February 2011. It was a huge success with Key stage 3 students watching various acts performing during the morning and then finding out which out of the 6 houses won after morning break.

 Students observed video clips about St David, Wales, Famous Welsh people and the St Davids Day parade that takes place annually in Cardiff. This was followed by the acts that were performing to win points for their houses. There were a variety of acts including Dancing, Singing, Presentations, and Instrumental Solos. The students also watched a Karate Demonstration from Stephanie Morgan.

 The students thoroughly enjoyed the morning and joined in with singing and cheering on the acts from their houses. The Eisteddfod ended with all students and staff singing the Welsh National Anthem which could be heard for miles!

 The points each act won were added to the points already won by students in the Departmental competitions that have been taking place over the last half term. Also points were awarded to Ty Glas and Ty Oren for the best dressed houses, a sea of Blue and Orange!

After a breaktime filled with suspense, the winning house was revealed –Congratulations Ty Llwyd!  Ty Llwyd’s Head of House Ms Bassey was awarded with the House Trophy which she will keep until next years Eisteddfod.

 The Eisteddfod was presented by five students from Year 9 who were fantastic and enthusiastic throughout. A big ‘Diolch’ to Thomas Gill, Curtis Povey, Liam Hale, Shauna Beynon and Thomas Hawden – The Eisteddfod would not have been the same without them.

 Congratulations to our acts who came in the top 5 as listed below:

 Joint 1st   – Hope Martin and Laura Flook for their amazing singing.

2nd – Brad Dickinson performing his guitar solo

3rd – Thomas Miles and his drum solo

4th – Thomas Gill with his memorable performance dressed as a Welsh Lady

Joint 5th – Tommi-Lee Chubb with his popular singing performance and Josh Radford with his famous dancing.

 Da iawn to all Students who took part. They were all very talented and made the Eisteddfod a huge success. It takes a huge amount of confidence to stand in front of 400 peers and they performed brilliantly!

A special ‘Diolch’ to Mr Childs for all of his help in preparation for the Eisteddfod and on the day.

 The plans are already in place for next years Eisteddfod and we are all looking forward to seeing if Ty Llwyd can keep their trophy or if the other houses can win it back.

Mrs Cruickshank