Powys' newest school has won one of Wales' top prizes with an "unbelievable performance" at the Urdd Eisteddfod in Llanymddyfri.

Ysgol Gymraeg Y Trallwng were "chuffed to bits" after winning the theatrical performance at one of Europe's largest youth festivals on Tuesday (May 30) with headteacher Angharad Davies praising the "incredible" children.

"We are bursting with pride," Miss Davies said. "These children are the future. These children are keeping the Welsh language alive. I would like to thank the children, the parents and the most incredible staff for their hard work, enthusiasm and passion."


Watch Ysgol Gymraeg Y Trallwng's winning performance:

Whether visiting the Urdd Eisteddfod to watch your child or friend compete on stage, or simply catching up with friends and soak up and celebrate Welsh culture there's been something for everyone on the Maes this week.

Monday kicked off with a third-place win for Ysgol Pontrobert's Jac Efan Jones in the cerdd dant solo then it was Ysgol Cwm Banwy, Llangadfan who scooped second place for their folk dancing. "Many happy faces!" the school said. "These children give 100%! Such a success for a small school."

Little Elsi Hughes from Ysgol Dyffryn Trannon, Trefeglwys also won second place for her individual recitation that her school described as "amazing".

Watch Newtown's Ysgol Penygloddfa on the Urdd Eisteddfod stage:

Tuesday saw two second-place wins for Newtown's Ysgol Penygloddfa with their unison party and cerdd dant party performances. Year 6 pupil Gethin David Jones, of Ysgol Bro Caereinion, won third place for his brass solo which the school later praised him as a boy who "always works hard and practices and we are very proud of you".

Ysgol Gynradd Pontsenni's Anest Gwilym Jones scooped second place in the cerdd dant solo and third place in the alaw werin solo. Ysgol Uwchradd Gwernyfed's Kaitlyn Hughes' cooking skills earned her a third-place spot in the CogUrdd competition.

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