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An Overnight Trip to Amelia Trust Farm

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On the 29th of May 2014, we went on an overnight trip to Ameila Trust Farm with 12 children. The children had two days of fun and games on the farm participating in a range of activities, like leaf hunt, sports, visiting the animals, creating mud faces, cooking cookies, and lots more.

 It was a wet day when we arrived at the farm, but with wellies and rain coats on, the rain didn’t stop the children from having fun exploring the farm and wandering through the forestry. It was an experience for them to stay overnight at the farm without their parents, but everyone enjoyed.

 It was a pleasure to have the children and to see them enjoying the experience. Thank you for attending and we look forward to Menter Bro Ogwr’s future trips. 

Carnifal Porthcawl

Mae Carnifal Porthcawl yn cael ei gynnal eleni ar ddydd Sadwrn Gorffennaf 19eg gyda’r thema ‘dathlu bywyd ac oesoedd Porthcawl ers 1914’. Rydym yn bwriadu trefnu fflôt a stondin yn y carnifal i ddangos y gefnogaeth a chyfleoedd sydd ar gael trwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg o fewn Sir Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr.

Croeso cynnes i chi ymuno â ni er mwyn sicrhau ein presenoldeb yng Ngharnifal Porthcawl.

Am ragor o fanylion cysylltwch ag Amanda Evans, Prif Swyddog Iaith Menter Bro Ogwr
01656 732200 neu e-bostio:

Pen-blwydd Poenus Pete

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Wednesday 18 June 11.30am & 1.30pm

Theatre Iolo – Welsh language performance

A sparkling and biting comedy with an outrageous look at family life by the acclaimed playwright Gary Owen.

There’s a family – Mum, Dad, two children and Cadi the cat. Dad says he doesn’t want any fuss at all made for his birthday. So Mum takes him at his word: she and the kids don’t do ANYTHING for Dad’s birthday. But, Dad is furious about no one doing anything for his birthday. And when Dad’s frustrations combine with the Cat’s destructive power, chaos comes to a family gathering.

Award winning Theatr Iolo (Winner of Best Play for Children and Young people: Theatre Critics Wales Award 2013) is delighted to present this brand new show for families and schools in the Welsh Language. Age 6+

Tickets £5
1 free teacher ticket for every 8 booked

A Bus to the Eisteddfod!

Eisteddfod Sir Gâr 2014 (Saesneg)

Come and celebrate Wales’ culture and heritage with Menter Bro Ogwr in one of the world’s greatest festivals!

Price: £10.50 (Bus only)

Pick-up points and times:

Sarn Services 9:00am

Salt Lake Car Park Porthcawl 9:20am

We will be leaving the Eisteddfod at 6.00pm

Book your place now!

Phone Menter Bro Ogwr – 01656 732 200 or visit Siop yr Hen Bont now!

Closing Date: 21.07.14  

E-Petition:Support for the Mentrau Iaith (Language Initiatives)

We call on the Assembly to ask the Welsh Government:

to congratulate the Mentrau Iaith for their innovative work in promoting the use of the Welsh language across Wales;
to confirm that the Mentrau are a key partner for the Government in the context of implementing its Welsh-language strategy;
to provide a prompt response to Cardiff University’s survey of the Mentrau’r work, ensuring that the funding that is given to them is a fair reflection of the scale of the task that they face – while accepting that the amount of money that is available to them needs to be increased substantially;

to accept that there is a need for consistency between the Mentrau in terms of funding and that the current inconsistency needs to be addressed;
to fund Mentrau Iaith Cymru fairly, ensuring that it can play a full role in co-ordinating the work of the Mentrau and providing them with assistance and guidance;

to ensure that the Welsh-language standards compel Welsh local authorities to support the work of the Mentrau and to ensure that the authorities work closely with the Mentrau;
to play a full role in providing strategic guidance in the context of community planning.

Thank you for your support

Re-vitalise your Welsh!


Do you speak much Welsh since leaving school? Do you want to speak Welsh but don’t feel confident enough to do so? Have you chosen Welsh Education for your child?

If so, here is a great opportunity for you!

Menter Bro Ogwr are holding informal sessions for parents, easy sessions and full of fun for you to re-vitalise your Welsh to use with your whole family, wherever and whenever you want.

If you are interested in attending these sort of sessions, then please contact Kathryn on 01656 732200 / 07870 372 669 or through e-mail:

Introducing Welsh Language Swimming Lessons


In the new year Halo Leisure and Urdd Gobaith Cymru will be offering Welsh language ‘beginners’ swimming lessons at Bridgend Recreation Centre on a Sunday morning at 10.30am (starting 5th January 2014) and Maesteg Swimming Pool on a Monday afternoon at 4pm & 4.30pm (starting 13th January 2014).

For further information please contact reception on:

Bridgend Recreation Centre – 0300 012 1223 option 1

Maesteg Swimming Pool – 0300 012 1223 option 4