Poet Lucy’s crowned Bard in wonderful Eisteddfod

March 3, 2023

A 16-year-old poet has been crowned this year’s Bard in the annual Eisteddfod at Monmouth School for Girls.
Lucy was deservedly named the Bard for her outstanding Welsh-themed poem in the popular competition, which involved the whole school, on Thursday 2nd March.
The Crowning of the Bard is one of the most important events in an eisteddfod, which celebrates the Welsh culture through music, drama and verse.
Seventeen-year-old Eleanor carried off the Blue Riband trophy for her wonderful contribution in the music competition.
The Eisteddfod was a huge success as the students enjoyed a day’s celebration of music and culture.
Points were awarded for each event with Imbert Terry winning the overall main House prize, defeating Mather Jackson to top spot. Prosser finished third and Bagnall Oakeley, fourth.
Headmistress, Mrs Jessica Miles, said: “I am extremely proud of everyone involved. The pupils showed such boundless energy and enthusiasm and gave their very best to showcase such wonderful talents during a memorable and high-quality Eisteddfod celebration.”
Eisteddfod results 2023:
The Bard: Lucy (Prosser).
The Blue Riband trophy for music: Eleanor (Imbert Terry).
Overall winning House: Imbert Terry.
House cup: 1 Imbert Terry 97 pts; 2 Mather Jackson 89; 3 Prosser 77; Bagnall Oakeley 71.
Competitions, English cup: Imbert Terry; Dance cup: Mather Jackson; Drama cup: Imbert Terry; Music cup: Imbert Terry; Friends of Monmouth School for Girls trophy: Imbert Terry; Choir cup: Imbert Terry; St David’s cup: Bagnall Oakeley.
Recitation: Senior: Darcie, (Year 11), Imbert Terry.
Intermediate: Lily, (Year 10), Imbert Terry.
Junior: Seren, (Year Eight), Imbert Terry.
Welsh recitation: Mollie, (Year 9), Bagnall Oakeley.