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”.

Eisteddfod Rehearsals 2017

Tuesday 27th June–Tuesday 4th July 2017 in the College Hall

Eisteddfod Performances 2017

Year 8: Tuesday 4th July 2017, 6:00pm in the College Hall

Year 7: Wednesday 5th July 2017, 6:00pm in the College Hall


It’s worth taking a moment to view Miss Lisa Jenkins short presentation on the origins of the Eisteddfod.

It is a most worthwhile (and short) watch!

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Miss Jenkins’ Eisteddfod Presentation