Helen Williams from Crymych is the winner of the Elvet and Mair Elvet Thomas Memorial Trophy at the 2018 Cardiff National Eisteddfod.
The Trophy was presented to Helen by Rhiannon Gregory at a special ceremony in the learners’ pavilion, Shw’mae Caerdydd, during the Eisteddfod.
The Trophy is awarded to a Welsh tutor who is, or has made, an outstanding contribution to the Learn Welsh sector.
Helen has worked in the sector since 1985, and has worked as a tutor in Cardiff, Swansea, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire.
Helen is currently Principal Welsh for Adults Tutor at Learn Welsh Pembrokeshire, one of the providers of the National Centre for Learning Welsh.
The Trophy is given in memory of Elvet and Mair Elvet Thomas. As a teacher at Cathays High School, Cardiff, Elvet Thomas inspired generations of students, the majority from non-Welsh speaking homes, to learn the language. He established an Urdd youth club in the school in the 1920s, and fully-embraced the Urdd’s activities during that exciting time.
Llongyfarchiadau mawr i Helen!