Casia Wiliam is the new Bardd Plant Cymru for 2017-2019

30 May 2017

It was announced at the Bridgend Taff-Ely Urdd Eisteddfod that Casia Wiliam will take on the role of Bardd Plant Cymru for 2017-2019.

It was announced at the Bridgend Taff-Ely Urdd Eisteddfod that  Casia Wiliam  will take on the role of Bardd Plant Cymru for 2017-2019. The news was announced from the Festival's main stage (on 30 May) by  Alun Davies AM,  Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language. Casia will be the 15th Bardd Plant and will be officially starting her role in September when she will take over from  Anni Llŷn  who undertook the role in 2015.

Casia is 29 years old and is originally from Nefyn in the Llŷn Peninsula, but now lives in Cardiff. She has published two books for children, has adapted two Michael Morpurgo books into Welsh and is a member of the  Talwrn y Beirdd   bardic team, Y Ffoaduriaid.

During 2015-2017 over 6,000 children had the opportunity to take part in various activities which included workshops at schools, Roald Dahl 100 Wales events, Cbeebies Show, Y Senedd birthday celebrations and the Urdd Message of Goodwill project.

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