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Jazz wins prize

Jazz wins Welsh learner prize

Jazz Langdon, from Pembrokeshire, is the winner of the Gŵyl AmGen (alternative festival) Welsh learner prize, a competition jointly run by the National Eisteddfod, BBC Radio Cymru and the National Center for Learning Welsh.

Jazz, 27, who lives in Narberth, has been learning Welsh for the past two years, on a Welsh in a Year sabbatical with Rhagoriaith.

She is Welsh co-ordinator in her new post as a teacher at Tavernspite County Primary School. She sings with the 'Bella Voce' choir and finds great satisfaction in understanding the meaning of the songs and socialising with her fellow singers in Welsh.

“The Welsh language has opened many doors in my career,” said Jazz. “In my job I'm developing the subject and helping other teachers. I'm always trying to use the language. ”

Jazz’s advice for other learners is "Talk, talk, talk!" She adds: “Wales is very proud of its learners - it wants them to succeed and it wants to support them.”