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Music scholar Tegid claims prize at Welsh National Eisteddfod
5th September 2016

A gifted music scholar at Rydal Penrhos achieved national success during the summer.

Tegid Goodman-Jones, a Year 9 pupil at the school, was rewarded for a series of fine performances by gaining a title from the Welsh National Eisteddfod, which was held in Abergavenny from 29 July to August 6.

The 13 year-old managed to beat out other competitors to win the Boys 12-16 competition by singing a beautiful rendition of Benjamin Britten's the Ploughboy in Welsh.

This is the latest in a long line of successes for the pupil, who finished third in the Urdd National Eistedfood after making it through the county category by wowing judges with his unaccompanied folk song.

Tegid is also busy working towards his Grade Five singing exam after achieving a distinction in his Grade 4 last July.

Acting head Roger McDuff, said:

“This is a sensational achievement and everyone at Rydal Penrhos is thrilled for Tegid. He is an immensely talented individual who is sure to be a real asset to us here, and we look forward to nurturing his talent to ensure even more success in the future."

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