Prizes for legendary short stories
Prizes have been awarded to pupils from three local primary schools for writing their own legends for the Snowdonia National Park Authority’s competition, supported by the Snowdonia Society in its anniversary year.
The celebrated author Bethan Gwanas and natural historian Twm Eilias awarded the prizes to pupils from Ysgol Gwaun Gynfi Deiniolen, Ysgol Maenofferen, Blaenau Ffestiniog and Ysgol Penybryn, Bethesda at the National Eisteddfod in Anglesey last week.
Over the last few months, school children across Wales have taken part in creative sessions as part of the competition: making natural collages, composing songs in the woods and inventing mythical beasts to help inspire them to write their own modern-day legends.
Of all the schools that took part in the competition the following three made it through to the 2017 National Eisteddfod:
- Ysgol Gwaun Gynfi with their Rhythallt River legend
- Ysgol Maenofferen with their Drowning Babies in Bala legend
- Ysgol Penybryn with their Slimy Headed Witch legend
Each school received a collection of Welsh myths and legends books and their stories will be available to read online soon.