Cymoedd learners secure Top Awards at Skills Competition Wales
A group of Cymoedd learners travelled to Bangor recently to compete against over 100 learners in the Creative and Media category of the Skills Competition Wales. This category includes Photography, Live Music and Digital Video, one of over 55 networks of the competition.
The competition, held at the Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre, Bangor provided Cymoedd learners with an opportunity to showcase their talents in front of learners from colleges across Wales.
This year, for the first time, two learners from the A Level Centre travelled with the team. Both Elliot Morris and Tahlia Morgan-Rose are studying A2 Photography as part of their A Level programme at the Nantgarw campus.
Elliot secured the Silver trophy, a fantastic result beating 23 entries from colleges across Wales. On hearing the result Elliot said,” I enjoyed the whole experience, I am passionate about my photography and winning this award has boosted my confidence”. Commenting on her experience at the competition Tahlia added” I enjoyed taking part in the competition; I was really pleased that my teacher thought my work was good enough to be put forward”.
Continuing the success of the college, the Cymoedd Media learners claimed the top prize in the digital video production competition for their film A Red Documentary and making it three in a row for Cymoedd the Music learners’ scooped top prize in the popular Music competition, after an amazing performance by their band Hertz.