Young people in the Llandrindod Wells area are being encouraged to get more involved in the town's Children’s Eisteddfod.

Primary schools were invited to nominate two pupils from each of the participating schools to be part of a junior eisteddfod committee to select topics for off stage competitions in art and story telling and any new ideas for competitions. They had previously discussed ideas with their classes in school and had come with lists.

There were many really good suggestions and the final voting decided on the following: Art topics for Nursery/Reception – Mini Beasts or Plants and Animals. Years 1 and 2 - Jurassic Era or Imagination, Years 3 and 4 - Dreams or Self Portrait - Years 5 and 6 - Dream Pets or a Favourite Film Character. The subject of a story or poem Years 3 and 4 - Escaping from a Natural Disaster and for years 5 and 6 Time Travel or Fairy Tale Twist.

The children were asked if they had any suggestions for new competitions and the adults present decided to trial three of the suggestions i.e. off-stage - poetry writing as an alternative to story writing and photography. The photography competition will be open to all age groups, a 5” by 7” print and the subject is to be Wildlife or Sunrise/Sunset.

There will also be a duet competition added to the on-stage competition on Eisteddfod Day.

The children participating included Andrei Matei and Esther Heighway from Cefnllys School; Jayden Evans, Megan Edwards, Annabelle Ealy-Fitzgerald and Evie Caray from Ysgol Trefonnen; Ceri Griffiths from Crossgates Primary School and Alice Lewis and Ellie Stuart-Lyon from Llanfihangel Rhydithon, at Dolau. This is the third year that the organisers have had a junior committee and the eisteddfod committee was thrilled with the attendance this year.

The Llandrindod Children’s Eisteddfod will take place on Saturday, October 12, 2019, at Holy Trinity Church, Llndrindod Wells.