Hedd Wyn Enwog o Fri, Ardal Ni!


Hedd Wyn

Ymunwn â disgyblion Ysgol Bro Hedd Wyn, Trawsfynydd yng Ngwynedd wrth iddynt bortreadu hanes Hedd Wyn. The pupils of Ysgol Gynradd Bro Hedd Wyn, Trawsfynydd retell the story of ...


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-# Join us for a trip back in time,

-join us on our journey

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-# Where famous Welsh people

-once lived

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-# Renowned and revered

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-# Jemima Nicholas

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-# Gwenynen Gwent

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-# Melangell

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-# Hedd Wyn

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-# Gelert

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-# Rhys and Meinir

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-# Y Ferch o'r Sger #

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-Hello and welcome

-to Enwog o Fri, Ardal Ni.

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-Welcome to our school,

-Ysgol Gynradd Bro Hedd Wyn...

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-..in Trawsfynydd, Merionethshire.

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-Our school is named after Hedd Wyn,

-a renowned poet.

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-He came from Trawsfynydd and a

-statue of him stands in the village.

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-Hedd Wyn was his bardic name. His

-real name was Ellis Humphrey Evans.

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-Hedd Wyn was born in 1887 in this

-house, in Pen Lan, Trawsfynydd.

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-This was his grandmother's house.

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-When Ellis was only a few days old,

-he moved to the family home...

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-..Yr Ysgwrn.

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-It's a hill farm not far from

-the village in the Prysor valley.

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-Why do we still remember

-Ellis Humphrey Evans...

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-..or Hedd Wyn as he was known?

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-Come and hear about Hedd Wyn,

-renowned and revered from this area.

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-Ellis Humphrey Evans

-was the eldest of 11 children.

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-Two of the children

-died at a young age...

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-..which was a common occurrence

-at this time.

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-Here they are,

-waiting to have their photo taken.

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-A grand occasion.

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-I'm the head of the household -

-Ifan Evans, the father.

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-Stay still

-and look straight at the camera.

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-Ready?

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-From an early age, Ellis enjoyed

-spending time on the farmland...

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-..with his sheepdog.

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-He wasn't fond of the hard work

-on the farm.

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-Yet, he liked spending time

-on the hills.

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-Like many farm sons of the time...

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-..Ellis had little education.

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-He would miss school regularly

-to help his father on the farm.

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-Despite having limited education

-at school...

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-..as a young boy, his father

-taught him how to write poetry.

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-Since Ellis

-was the eldest in the family...

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-..he would stay up later

-than his siblings.

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-There, by the fire, they would

-write poems and discuss poetry.

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-Night after night, for many hours.

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-Are you still writing poetry?

-Go to bed. It's late.

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-Goodnight.

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-Goodnight, Mam.

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-Goodnight, Mam.

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-I'll be up soon.

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-With the tick-tock sound of the old

-clock keeping them both company...

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-..hours would pass every night

-before they turned in for the night.

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-What do you think of this poem?

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-Let me hear it.

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-It's about a peat stack.

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-"From all directions people carried

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-"To build once more concisely

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-"Happily it was constructed

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-"A wall of peat, so be it."

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-Do you like it?

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-Well done.

-Send it in to the eisteddfod.

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-They'll give you

-a fair adjudication.

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-From then on, at the age of 12...

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-..poetry and competing

-in local eisteddfodau...

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-..became part of his life.

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-Ellis would write poetry

-about nature and his locality.

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-"Only the purple moon,

-at the edge of the bare mountain

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-"And the sound of the old river

-Prysor singing in the valley."

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-Despite writing

-some excellent poetry...

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-..he was never happy with his work.

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-He was always looking to improve.

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-Take a look at this 'englyn'.

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-Well indeed, Ellis,

-you have a special talent.

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-There's passion in your poetry.

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-Submit a poem for the

-Bala Eisteddfod chair competition.

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-I don't know.

-I'm not as educated as you are.

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-Nonsense. I might have gone to

-university, but you have a talent.

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-It's in here.

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-If you persevere, you'll win

-the National Eisteddfod chair.

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-You'll see.

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-You'll see.

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-That's my dream, one day.

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-When Ellis wasn't writing poetry

-and shepherding the sheep...

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-..he would spend time

-with his true love, Jini.

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-They would have fun together.

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-You can be so foolish, Ellis Evans!

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-I'm a fool,

-hopelessly in love with you, Jini.

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-I've written you a poem.

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-Listen to this.

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-"Pretty are thou

-with fairest of skin

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-"Second to none, I am your fan

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-"Tender, fine and cherished

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-"Very sweet thou art.

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-"Sian."

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-Who's Sian? I'm Jini.

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-Sian rhymed! You're my Sian.

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-If you say so.

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-Come with me

-to the Bala Eisteddfod next week.

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-A special occasion?

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-A special occasion?

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-Maybe, Jini. We'll see.

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-The following week,

-the Bala Eisteddfod was held.

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-The hall was full

-with everyone waiting eagerly...

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-..to see the winner of the chair

-for the best poem

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-It's my pleasure to announce that

-one poem stands out from the rest.

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-In my opinion,

-this poet has a bright future.

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-The poet's nom-de-plume

-is Bugail Prysor.

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-At the sound of the fanfare...

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-..can Bugail Prysor,

-and only Bugail Prysor...

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-..stand up.

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-Sit down.

-I want to see who's won the chair.

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-Me. I've won the chair.

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-Everyone was so happy. Everyone

-who knew Ellis was so happy for him.

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-Oh, Ellis. I'm so proud of you.

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-The name of the winning poet

-is Ellis Humphrey Evans...

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-..eldest son of Yr Ysgwrn,

-Trawsfynydd.

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-Yes, Ellis won his first chair

-in the Bala Eisteddfod.

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-Soon after,

-he became known by all as Hedd Wyn.

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-Hedd Wyn became a local star...

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-..but his dream was to win the chair

-in the National Eisteddfod.

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-Winning the main competition.

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-Next year's National Eisteddfod

-in Birkenhead is the target.

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-That's my dream.

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-Then everything changed.

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-The Great War had begun.

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-World War One.

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-Hedd Wyn didn't believe

-in fighting and killing.

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-Many young men from Trawsfynydd

-had already joined the army.

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-Soon, Hedd Wyn had to choose.

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-In 1917, he joined the Army.

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-Look. Finally, the great poet

-has decided to join the Army.

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-I had no choice. I hate fighting,

-I hate being a solider.

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-I'm a pacifist.

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-That's your name. Hedd Wyn!

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-Before setting off for the war,

-Hedd Wyn visited Jini.

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-I'll write to you

-at every opportunity.

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-Have you written a poem for

-the Birkenhead National Eisteddfod?

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-You can win this time.

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-I've written most of it

-but the war is on my mind.

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-It would be such a pity

-if you failed to finish it.

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-You've worked so hard.

-That's your dream.

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-I'll try for you, Jini.

-I'm not sure if I can finish it.

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-I'm sure you will.

-I'm sure you will.

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-It was the summer of 1917.

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-Be brave, my son.

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-Be safe, Ellis.

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-Love you forever, Jini.

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-He went to fight in Belgium.

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-There were fierce battles.

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-Many soldiers were killed.

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-One of them was Hedd Wyn.

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-He died a few weeks

-after setting off...

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-..on the final day of July.

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-So far from his home in Trawsfynydd.

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-"The two eyes that remain closed."

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-A month after his death...

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-..the Birkenhead

-National Eisteddfod was held.

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-Who had won the chair?

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-I have some sad news.

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-Ellis Humphrey Evans, Hedd Wyn

-from Yr Ysgwrn, Trawsfynydd has won.

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-He was a young, talented poet

-who was killed in the Great War....

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-..a few weeks ago.

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-Even though he is not here, his

-poems will stay with us forever.

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-This empty chair

-was called the Black Chair.

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-In Yr Ysgwrn's kitchen,

-nothing has changed...

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-..since Hedd Wyn

-wrote poetry on this table.

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-Everything has remained the same

-and the old clock is still ticking.

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-Yes, Hedd Wyn's dream came true.

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-He won the chair

-at the National Eisteddfod.

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-Even though he was not there,

-his poems live on

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-Hedd Wyn, renowned and revered,

-from our area.

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-# We are children

-from Hedd Wyn's locality

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-# Remembering his life

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-# The talented poet and shepherd

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-# We'll treasure your poetry

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-# We named our school after you

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-# Your statue stands on our street

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-# Your heart is in Yr Ysgwrn

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-# You will remain

-a son of Trawsfynydd

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-# You are renowned and revered

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-# And we will remember

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-# The talented poet and shepherd

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-# Hero of our land

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-# We named our school after you

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-# Your statue stands on our street

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-# Your heart is in Yr Ysgwrn

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-# You will remain

-a son of Trawsfynydd

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-# You will remain

-a son of Trawsfynydd

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-# Hedd Wyn, Hedd Wyn #

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Ymunwn â disgyblion Ysgol Bro Hedd Wyn, Trawsfynydd yng Ngwynedd wrth iddynt bortreadu hanes Hedd Wyn. The pupils of Ysgol Gynradd Bro Hedd Wyn, Trawsfynydd retell the story of Hedd Wyn.


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