Learn Welsh Gwent Awards Ceremony

Learners celebrate success at Learn Welsh Gwent Ceremony

Welsh learners from across Gwent have been recognised for their dedication to the Welsh language in an awards ceremony held at Coleg Gwent’s Pontypool Campus.

The awards were hosted by TV presenter Nia Parry and attended by special guest Eluned Morgan AM, Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning.

Learn Welsh Gwent is hosted by Coleg Gwent and delivers a range of Welsh courses in Gwent on behalf of the National Centre for Learning Welsh.  This year, over 2,500 adults in Gwent are expected to enrol on a Welsh course.

Eluned Morgan AM said:  “This is one of my first engagements as the Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning and I can’t imagine a more fitting one than a ceremony that celebrates both aspects of my portfolio. I congratulate everybody for their success and commend them on their commitment to learning Welsh.

“We have a commitment to increase the number of Welsh speakers to one million by 2050 and it’s a pleasure to see so many people join us in our challenge.”

Find out more about learning Welsh at learnwelsh.cymru  Classes are offered throughout the community at all levels to suit learners. 

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Winners:

  • Learner of the Year – Zoe Selway
  • Learner of the Year, Welsh in the Workplace – Grace Capper
  • Workplace Tutor of the Year – Anne Shore
  • Class of the Year – Betws, Newport Flying Start learners
  • Welsh for the Family Tutor of the Year – Alison Withey
  • Welsh for the Family – Abergavenny
  • Supporting Learners Facilitator of the Year – Gareth Williams
  • Supporting Learners Group of the Year – Newport Library
  • Skype Tutor of the Year – Richard Morse
  • Special Learner Award – Lynnie Llewellyn

 

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From left to right, Dr Emyr Davies of the WJEC, Zoe Selway, Learn Welsh Gwent Learner of the Year, Eluned Morgan, Minister for Welsh Language and Life Long Learning and Geraint Wilson-Price, Head of Learn Welsh Gwent.