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Success at the National Urdd Eisteddfod for Welsh learners

The three finalists in the Welsh Learners Medal competition at Cardiff and the Vale National Urdd Eisteddfod 2019, are learning Welsh with providers of the National Centre for Learning Welsh.

The winner, Francesca Elena Sciarrillo, who comes from Mold, attends Welsh language courses with Learn Welsh North East, which is run on behalf of the National Centre by Coleg Cambria.

Francesca's family are from Italy. She began to use Welsh in her everyday life while studying English Literature at Bangor University.

Francesca is currently working as a graduate marketing apprentice at Flintshire County Council's libraries and leisure department, and is taking every opportunity to use and promote the Welsh language in her work. Her ambition is to write the history of her Italian family's journey to Wales in Welsh.

Jack Wilson, who came second, learns the language with Learn Welsh North West, which is run by Bangor University.

He was inspired to learn the language when he heard lab technicians, lecturers and other students at the University speaking Welsh.

He intends to sit the WJEC Welsh for Adults Advanced examination this summer. Jack's intention is to stay in Wales to work in Chemistry through the medium of Welsh.

Molly Evans, who came third, also learns Welsh with Learn Welsh North West. Molly is originally from Cheshire, but her grandfather was from Maesteg, and spoke a little Welsh.

Last year, while she was working as an English language teacher in Germany, she taught a class about the Welsh language to broaden her colleagues' knowledge of other languages ​​and cultures that exist in Britain.

She intends to complete a ​​Modern Languages Certificate in Education ​​through the medium of Welsh in order to inspire young people to take an interest in languages.

Congratulations to all three and best wishes to the future!

Photo (left to right): Molly Evans, Jack Wilson, and Francesca Sciarrillo.

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