DEE Valley pupils have enjoyed great success at the Denbigh Urdd Eisteddfod.

Pupils from Ysgol Dinas Brân, in Llangollen, were extremely successful in this years Eisteddfod yr Urdd.

Together with the success of the homework competitions, this was the most successful Urdd Eisteddfod the school has had in over a decade.


Denbighshire Free Press: Leri Roberts, from year seven, took part in the years 7-9 piano soloLeri Roberts, from year seven, took part in the years 7-9 piano solo


On the Wednesday of the festival, Leri Roberts, from year seven, took part in the years 7-9 piano solo and she put on a fantastic performance!

Edie Langford, from year eight, came first in the years 7-9 learners' recital.

This is the first time Edie had competed in the Eisteddfod so this was a huge achievement.


Denbighshire Free Press: Edie LangfordEdie Langford


On the Thursday, pupils from year seven were competing in the group recital for learners competition.

Again, this was the first time the pupils had ever performed on stage with cameras and lighting.

The group performed exceptionally and hopefully this will encourage them to compete again next year.

The last day of the Eisteddfod was a very successful one for Dinas Brân.


Denbighshire Free Press: Phoebe WakefieldPhoebe Wakefield


Phoebe Wakefield, from year 10. won the learners' recital for those from year 10 and under 19.

Phoebe had previously won a silver and bronze medal, but this year came first with a fabulous performance.

Adam Wolsey, from year 13, was also successful with his piano solo for pupils in year 10 and under 19.

The competition was of a very high standard with 16 taking part and Adam came third.


Denbighshire Free Press: Adam WolseyAdam Wolsey


It’s hard to believe that Adam has only ever had two piano lessons and is mainly self-taught. This was a massive achievement for him.

A massive thank you goes to all the staff for their hard work in training the pupils.

Also, thanks go to all the staff who turned out to support and immerse themselves in Welsh culture at its best.