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Hedd Wyn

Hedd Wyn

1887 - 1917


To celebrate Hedd Wyn's birthday, the Junior children created their own remembrance fact file about the shepherd poet who became the symbol of a generation lost during the First World War. Ellis Evans (1887-1917), better known by his bardic name Hedd Wyn, died during the Battle of Passchendaele. Weeks after his death, his poem ‘Yr Arwr’ (The Hero) won the 1917 Eisteddfod Bardic Chair - the highest honour bestowed to Welsh language poets.

The children's finished fact files were beautiful!