On Monday 10th July 2023, Ysgol Rhiwabon held their Eisteddfod. A celebration of Welsh culture through music, song, poetry & language.
The four competing houses, Wynnstay, Madoc, Offa & Glyndwr, entered both offstage & onstage competitions to win points to secure the house cup.
Competitors took part in competitions as varied as Welsh poetry recital, challenge solo, Piano solo, designing their own castles and recital of mathematics Pi!
The event was a display of the school’s diverse range of talents, and a celebration of the hard work put in by all students this year. The day culminated in the chairing of the school Bard. The historic ceremony was undertaken with the school sword & chair, which date back well over 100 years, keeping school traditions alive.
Jemima Edwards, Year 7 of Offa house, won the Chair with a rousing poem created under the Eisteddfod theme ‘Cynefin’.
The house cup was secured by Wynnstay, and the event was closed with a rousing ‘Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau’.
The Curriculum Leader for Welsh, Miss R Williams said,
“The Eisteddfod was a fantastic experience for younger learners at the school who really embraced the Welsh language and the longstanding Eisteddfod traditions. It’s important we grow these school cultural events and we look forward to building on the success of this year’s Eisteddfod”.
Lots more pictures in our school gallery, here.