Congratulations to Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor A level student, Llŷr Wyn Williams from Abersoch, who won the Young Person Trophy for 2017 at the Ceredigion Penrhyn Coch Eisteddfod Gadeiriol on Friday 31 March 2017.

Llŷr former pupil of Ysgol Botwnnog and currently in his final year at Coleg Meirion Dwyfor in Pwllheli, hopes to go on to study music at the University of South Wales in Cardiff in September with his main interest being playing the saxophone.

Llŷr is also a member of the Welsh language rock/Indie band 'Pyroclastic' who were third in the 'Battle of the Bands' at the National Eisteddfod in 2016.   Fellow band member Hawys Bryn Williams from Aberdaron - who is currently studying for her A levels at Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor in Pwllheli with the aim of going on to study medicine at Manchester University - recently made it to the finals of the Song for Wales/Cân I Gymru Competition.   

Llŷr said:

I have Mrs Gwenno Pritchard, my Music teacher at Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor, to thank for encouraging me to enter the competition.  She has supported me all the way.

Mrs Gwenno Pritchard said:

Congratulations to Llŷr for his outstanding success at the Penrhyn Coch Eisteddfod.  Though he is interested in all kinds of music, jazz is his favourite and his success at the Eisteddfod demonstrates that he has a good understanding of the genre.  I wish him all the best next year with his plan to go to University in Cardiff. 

For more information about courses at Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor, please call the college's Learner Services team on 01341 422 827.