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Welsh Department: Yr Adran Gymraeg

Over the past few weeks over thirty pupils from year 7 and 9 at Abersychan school went to stay at The Urdd’s residential centres. Year 7 went for a weekend to Llangrannog that is situated in Cardigan Bay, West Wales, where they offer activity holidays, family holidays, educational courses, children's summer camps and conference facilities in a unique Welsh atmosphere. Year 9 stayed in Gwersyll Glan-llyn the outdoor education centre located on the shores of Llyn Tegid near Y Bala. They also offer some of the best courses, watersports and activity holidays in Wales for families and young people.  These residential centres are an opportunity for pupils to use their Welsh language outside the classroom and to see the language used every day by their peers and staff. The camps also encourage pupils to participate in cultural activities to strengthen their awareness of the language and culture.

Urdd Gobaith Cymru is a Welsh-medium youth movement with over 1,500 branches and over 50,000 members . The Urdd organises activities for its members ranging from small-scale meetings to the Urdd eisteddfod which lasts for a week. The National Eisteddfod is attended by tens of thousands of visitors and is televised on S4C all week during the Whitsun holiday every year. This year the National Eisteddfod will be local to Abersychan as the Eisteddfod will be coming to Caerphilly. Over 30,000 young people attend these residential centres every year.

The Urdd was founded in 1922 by Sir Ifan ab Owen Edwards through an appeal in the children's magazine Cymru'r Plant ("the Children's Wales"). The first Urdd local branch was established in Treuddyn in 1922. The logo of the Urdd is a triangle of green (symbolising Wales), red (symbolising fellow-man), and white (symbolising Christ): faithfulness to these three elements is the basis of the Urdd's motto. A version of this logo with eyes, arms and legs becomes the character Mistar Urdd.

Both staff and pupils of Abersychan school enjoyed their weekends despite the recent cold weather! We hope to run these trips annually.