Back to school song competition

38 days ago

Calling all budding Ed Sheeran’s and Ariana Grande’s – it’s time to put your songwriting skills to the test!

Council leader and composer Cllr Emlyn Dole has written a song especially to welcome children back to school following the coronavirus pandemic.

Mynd ‘nôl i’r Ysgol is about the excitement of going back to school to catch up with teachers and friends, and all the fun the children will have when they are there.

The song has been recorded by popular Welsh singer Gwenda Owen from Pontyberem, who is also Cllr Dole’s wife.

Cllr Dole is asking Carmarthenshire primary school pupils for their help to finish it by writing another verse.

The winning pupils will have the opportunity to sing and record the song in a studio with Gwenda at the start of the new school year in September.

Cllr Dole said: “It has been a difficult time for everyone over the last few months, but particularly for our children who have been home from school and missing their friends and teachers.

“We wanted to celebrate their return to school, and I wrote this song to welcome them back and everything they have to look forward to.

“It wasn’t our intention to turn it into a competition at first, but then we had the idea to challenge our primary schools to write another verse.

“I am really excited to see what the children come up with and I would like to wish everyone the best of luck, but most importantly to please just have fun.”

Information on how to enter the competition has been sent to all primary schools in Carmarthenshire. The deadline for entries is Friday, July 17 and the winner will be announced at the start of the autumn term.