Category Archives: Children and Family

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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

Sali Mali visits the Cylchoedd Meithrin 29/11/13 – 5/12/13

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Over a period of 5 days, Sali Mali visited 5 Ti a Fi groups and 11 Cylch Meithrin in Bridgend County. Children and parents had the opportunity to dance and sing with Sali Mali, and also learn a few new songs

Each child was given a pack containing information on Menter Bro Ogwr and Mudiad Meithrin’s work, literature on the advantages of bilingualism and Welsh medium education, and a Welsh language Christmas card to colour in.

212 children in total had a song and dance session with Sali Mali, and there was opportunity to speak directly to 70 parents/ carers. In total 293 information packs were distributed via children in the cylch meithrin or directly to parents.

Christmas 2013

Nadolig 2013

Ysgol Cwm Garw Christmas Fete Wednesday 27 November 5-7pm

Ysgol Cynwyd Sant Christmas Fete Friday 29 November 2.30pm

Ysgol Y Ferch o’r Sgêr Christmas Fete Friday 29 November 3.30-6.00yh

Ysgol Bro Ogwr Christmas Fete Friday 29 November 4:30 – 6:30pm

Ysgol Llangynwyd Christmas Fete Thursday 12 December 2.30 – 5.30pm

YGG Llangynwyd Christmas Concert – Nolton Church, Bridgend, Tuesday 10th of December 6:00pm

Summer Play-Scheme 2013

cynllun_haf_2013091332This year, we had high attendance rates again in our Summer play-scheme, with over seventy individuals attending the play-scheme over the four weeks it was held. The play-scheme was held in Pendre Hall, YGG Cwm Garw, YGG Y Ferch o’r Sger , and in Maesteg, and we would like to thank the schools for their constant support, and also to all the children who attended the play-shceme! Fun was had by all!