Pupils shine in eisteddfod heats

More often than not, youngsters are given a hard time and labelled as lazy, sit around in front of computer games all day and are generally moody.

On Saturday, at the Amman Valley Comprehensive school, this couldn’t have been further from the truth.

With a whole host of schools competing in the Urdd National Eisteddfod heats, I had the pleasure to witness some outstanding performances, from one of the most talented group of children I think I have ever seen.

This event is leading up to one of the largest national cultural youth festivals – The Urdd National Eisteddfod, to be held in Caerphilly, between 25 and 30th May, 2015.

The enthusiasm of the children and their hunger to entertain was a pleasure to watch.  Children, parents and teachers must have dedicated so much time to perfecting the songs, poetry and performances and this shone through as I was thoroughly entertained all day.

This is all about the celebration of the Welsh language and culture. The children put so much emphasis and confidence into their performances it really didn’t matter what language they were speaking; it was mesmerising. Da iawn indeed!