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Heol y March yn ennill Côr Cymru 2015

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cor cymruWEDI wythnosau o gystadlu brwd, coronwyd Côr Heol y March yn enillwyr Côr Cymru 2015 mewn ffeinal wefreiddiol yng Nghanolfan y Celfyddydau, Aberystwyth.

Y côr plant o Bont-faen, dan arweiniad Eleri Roberts, oedd dewis y beirniaid. Roedd yn benwythnos bythgofiadwy i’r arweinydd, gan mai côr arall o dan ei harweiniad hi, Côr Ysgol Iolo Morganwg, Y Bont-faen, enillodd Wobr Côr Cymru Cynradd, cystadleuaeth newydd ar gyfer ysgolion cynradd a gynhaliwyd nos Sadwrn.

Roedd hi’n noson fawr i Barti Llwchwr hefyd, gan mai’r parti hwn enillodd wobr ‘Dewis y Gwylwyr’ a’i harweinydd Janet Jones enillodd dlws yr arweinydd, gwobr a noddwyd gan Westy Llety Parc, Aberystwyth.

Y pum côr yn y ffeinal oedd Cywair o Gastell Newydd Emlyn enillydd categori’r corau cymysg, Côr Heol y March o’r Bont-faen enillwyr categori’r corau plant, Parti Llwchwr o gategori’r corau merched, Ysgol Gerdd Ceredigion o gategori’r corau ieuenctid ac enillydd rownd y corau meibion, Bechgyn Bro Taf o Gaerdydd.

Y pedwar côr yn rownd derfynol cystadleuaeth corau ysgolion cynradd Cymru oedd Côr Ysgol Iau Llangennech, Ysgol Gymraeg Teilo Sant (Llandeilo), Côr Ysgol y Wern (Llanisien, Caerdydd) a Chôr Ysgol Iolo Morganwg (Y Bont-faen).

Cyflwynwyd y noson gan Morgan Jones a Heledd Cynwal yn fyw o Geredigion.

Dywedodd cyflwynydd y rhaglen, Heledd Cynwal: “Mae’n brofiad arbennig i gyflwyno’r gyfres hon. Dyma gystadleuaeth gyffrous â llawer o haenau gwahanol iddi. Yn wahanol i’r Eisteddfod, mae’r beirniaid rhyngwladol yn ddall i’r clyweliadau cychwynnol ac mae pob côr yn dechrau gyda llechen lân – dyna sy’n unigryw am Côr Cymru. Mae gweld y corau’n cymysgu â’i gilydd gefn llwyfan yn hyfryd ac mae pawb yn teimlo’n gymaint yn rhan o’r holl beth. Mae’r corau hefyd yn cael adborth yn syth, sy’n beth da.”

Cynhaliwyd Côr Cymru bob yn ail flwyddyn ers 2003, ac enillydd y gystadleuaeth yn 2013 oedd Côr y Wiber o Gastell Newydd Emlyn.

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Chairman’s contribution to local charity

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Chairman of Ceredigion County Council, Councillor Hag Harris presenting a cheque of £400 to Elin Vaughan-Miles, Lampeter Family Coordinator.

AS Councillor Hag Harris’ year as Chairman of Ceredigion County Council for 2018-2019 draws to a close, the Chairman’s Annual Dinner was held. During the evening, donations were received supporting the charity of the Chair’s choice, which was Lampeter Family Centre.

Lampeter Family Centre is open five days a week to all families with children under the age of 11 years old. It is a free, open access environment which provides a service to families in a welcoming and non-judgemental environment.

The centre offers a variety of sessions throughout the week including baby group, lunch club, language and play sessions for parents and toddlers. They also offer free play sessions, craft activities and ‘Out and About’ sessions which promotes the services on offer in the community.

Councillor Hag Harris presented a cheque of £400 for Lampeter Family Centre and said, “It is a pleasure to present this money to a truly deserving charity. Lampeter Family Centre is a fantastic support service for families with young children. It is a great resource and benefit for the community.”

The Centre also offers a variety of courses for parents to gain new skills, including Welsh lessons to help families who have recently moved to the area to integrate into the community. Over the last year, the Centre has supported 102 families.

Lampeter Family Centre is situated at Canolfan Dulais, Pontfaen Road in Lampeter. For more information, phone 01570 423847 or email lampeterfamilycentre@gmail.com.

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Beach clean up by Aberaeron Community Ambassadors

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Aberaeron Community Ambassadors after the clean-up at Aberaeron beach.

ON Tuesday 26 March, Aberaeron Community Ambassadors organised and hosted a beach clean at Aberaeron beach during their lunch hour. Whilst carrying out the clean-up, the young people had the opportunity to learn about looking after the environment around them.

Aberaeron Community Ambassadors is made up of Ysgol Gyfun Aberaeron pupils and members of Aberaeron Youth Club. The group is part of Ceredigion Youth Service and is led by young volunteers and local young people.

School-based Youth Worker at Ysgol Gyfun Aberaeron, Rebeca Davies said, “The ambassadors did a great job organising and hosting their first community project, which was well planned and executed. It’s fantastic to see that our young people are so eager to get involved and give up their time for the benefit their local communities. Well done to Aberaeron Community Ambassadors!”

The recently established group now has 20 members aged between 11-18. Its aim is to organise and undertake activities and events which will benefit the community around Aberaeron.

Thomas Evans, Head Boy at Ysgol Gyfun Aberaeron and Young Volunteer with Ceredigion Youth Service said, “We had a great time litter picking at our local beach. It was a really good opportunity to give something back to the community, and that is the aim of the group. The group is looking forward to our next project.”

Ceredigion Youth Service is the designated Service for young people aged 11-25 in Ceredigion, dedicated to supporting young people’s personal, social and educational development through specialised support and open access provision. For more information or to find out what opportunities are available to you, head over to their Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages at @GICeredigionYS or contact the team on youth@ceredigion.gov.uk.

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Cold temperatures likely to lead to icy conditions

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A YELLOW weather warning is in place over Wales from 10pm tonight (Jan 16) and 11am tomorrow morning (Jan 17).

As temperatures drop, there is a strong chance of ice patches causing dangerous conditions for motorists.

Icy patches developing with wintry showers also affecting some areas.

What to expect

  • Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces
  • Probably some ice on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths
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