STAR singers from a school in Ruthin have officially become the best female and male vocalists in Wales.

Performing at the Urdd National Eisteddfod, Gwenan Mars-Lloyd and Ynyr Lewys Rogers, both pupils at Ysgol Brynhyfryd, Ruthin, won first place for the Girls’ Solo for years 7-9 and Boys’ Solo for years 7-9 respectively, returning to Ruthin as the top singers in their age group in the national competition in Builth Wells, Powys between May 28 and June 2.

Ysgol Brynhyfryd’s success did not end there, however, as Ynyr and Gwenan were also awarded first place for the Cerdd Dant Duet and, alongside Osian Williams, won first place for the Vocal Ensemble.

The school also celebrated success in sixth form, as Llio Meirion came third in Solo Cerdd Dant years 10-13 and Begw Melangell was awarded third place for Female Vocal Solo years 10-13.

Llinos Williams, head of Music at Ysgol Brynhyfryd, said: “What amazing successes – well done to you all! The standard at the Eisteddfod this year was incredibly high and to make to the final and getting on stage is a huge achievement.

“Ynyr Jones, James Johnson, Jac Hughes and Angharad Huw also competed in the final round and deserve praise for their hard work and commitment to the school and the Eisteddfod.

“We are all extremely proud.”