Year 7 & 8: Eisteddfod

The annual Eisteddfod is a Middle School event where classes and individuals compete in Performing Arts such as Singing, Music and Poetry. This St Peter’s tradition originated in the foundation year of SPC, 1939.

Al boys in Year 7 & 8 take part in our Annual Eisteddfod competition. The boys can participate as a member of a class item, group item or performing a solo item. Some, of course, will participate in all three.


An Eisteddfod (Welsh, plural Eisteddfodau [-stɛðˈvɔdaɨ] or eisteddfods) is a Welsh festival of literature, music and performance. The tradition of such a meeting of Welsh artists dates back to at least the 12th century when a festival of poetry and music was held by Rhys ap Gruffydd of Deheubarth at his court in Cardigan in1176, but with the decline of the bardic tradition it fell into abeyance. The present-day format owes much to an eighteenth century revival arising out of a number of informal eisteddfodau. The word Eisteddfod is derived from the Welsh word eistedd, meaning “sit”.

All details of Eisteddfod will be communicated to parents at the relevant time each year.