A CELEBRATION of the Welsh language and culture took place at Caereinion High School’s first Eisteddfod.

Pupils from Year 7 put on a show of singing, dancing, literature, recitation in front of hundreds of primary school children and their teachers.

The winners of the secondary school’s inaugural cultural extravaganza was house ‘Banwy’’ for their lively stage performances at Caereinion Leisure Centre on Friday, February 22.

Year 6 pupils from local primary schools were the special guest audience which included Ysgol Dafydd Llwyd, Ysgol Gynradd Llanfair Caereinion, Ysgol Gymraeg Y Trallwng, Ysgol Dyffryn Banw, Ysgol Pontrobert, Ysgol Gynradd Llanerfyl and Ysgol Rhiw Bechan.

The judges for the event were Llanerfyl-based folk singer Sian James, former Caereinion High School headteacher David Evans, former pupil Gemma Owen, local county councillor and author Myfanwy Alexander and music teacher Osian Davies.