Top marks for Welsh learners

Left to right, Karin, Rebecca and Daniela receive their Awards.Left to right, Karin, Rebecca and Daniela receive their Awards.Three learners from the Learn Welsh North West provision have won the Basil Davies memorial prize at a ceremony in this year’s National Eisteddfod.

Daniela Schlick, Rebecca Bateson and Karin Koehler gained the highest marks throughout Wales in their exams over the summer.

Daniela Schlick received an award for her success in the Advanced level exam, Rebecca Bateson for the Intermediate level exam and Karin Koehler for the Entry level exam. All three winners are learners at Bangor with Learn Welsh North West.

Daniela said: “It was a very exciting surprise for me to find out that I had won the Basil Davies memorial prize. It’s a huge privilege to receive this award in its first year by Betsan Moses, the new National Eisteddfod Chief Executive at a ceremony in the Pierhead buiding.”

“I would like to thank Basil Davies’s family, who also attended the ceremony, for sponsoring the prize and for their appreciation and support. Congratulations also to everyone who sat the exams. I am very proud of Learn Welsh North West and all its tutors that three learners from Bangor have won the award this year.”

The memorial fund for Basil Davies, who was a Welsh for Adults Tutor, was established in 2017 to acknowledge candidates who gained the highest marks in the various exams.

The awards, held for the first time this year, are coordinated by the WJEC and The National Centre for Learning Welsh.

A ceremony was held to award the successful candidates on Saturday 4th August as part of the National Eisteddfod in Cardiff Bay.

If you, or anyone you know are interested in learning Welsh, please visit our website for further details and to register www.learnwelsh.cymru/NW or call 01248 383928.

Publication date: 14 August 2018