'Darllen Dros Gymru' – Ysgol Cymerau and Ysgol y Garnedd on top in Gwynedd

Date: 28/05/2019


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Ysgol y Garnedd, Bangor and Ysgol Cymerau, Pwllheli have come to the fore in the first round of the Reading for Wales Welsh Books Competition organised by the Welsh Books Council. The scheme is administered locally by Gwynedd Council's Library Service and its aim is to celebrate reading and encourage children across Wales to enjoy reading Welsh books.


Mai, Tomos, Lea and Danial from Ysgol Cymerau were the winners in the category for Years 5 and 6, and Efa, Elen, Hanna Gwyn and Hanna Elin from Ysgol y Garnedd came tops in Years 3 and 4.


Sioned Rowlands, Librarian for Gwynedd Schools said: “It was a pleasure to discuss the books with all the teams and to meet so many children who are obviously thrilled and enjoyable reading Welsh books. Best wishes and congratulations to both teams.”


Councillor Gareth Thomas, Gwynedd Council's Cabinet Member for Economy and Community Development, added: “It is great to see so many Gwynedd primary schools supporting and participating in the competition. It's a great achievement for them to reach the final of a national competition.”


The pupils will be representing their school and county in the final round of Darllen Dros Gymru in Aberystwyth in June.


PHOTOGRAPHS: Pupils from Ysgol Cymerau and Ysgol y Garnedd who were victorious in the first round of the Darllen dros Gymru competition.