Gwynedd school pupils get a taste of Europe and football

A total of 144 Gwynedd schoolchildren from 24 schools recently took part in a Playstation football tournament during a two-day event of European fun at Bangor City Football Club.

The event, called Gemau Ewrop, was organised by Cwmni Da, Gwynedd Council, Siarter Iaith and S4C and saw BBC Radio Cymru presenter Geraint Iwan host an array of fun activities.
Each of the 24 schools were allocated a different European country and pupils sported the colours of their adopted country. On the first day, pupils sung their country’s national anthem, waved flags, tasted a variety of European dishes and created a huge display in the stadium’s Grandstand. The colourful event was filmed for S4C’s TAG programme.
On the second day, the schools returned to compete for the Gemau Ewrop trophy in a PlayStation tournament organised by Cwmni Da and S4C.
Teams of boys and girls battled it out on the PES 2016 game, featuring Gareth Bale on a Welsh-language sleeve.
Six laptops and capture devices stored the live footage from the 51 games. A special highlights programme presented by Geraint Iwan will cover the whole tournament.
Phil Stead, Cwmni Da’s digital director, said: “The tournament was a huge success and all 72 players had a fantastic day.
“These are very exciting events. We’ve been running Gemtiwb, our Welsh language gaming sessions for a year now, and all of the children were asking for a tournament like this.

“It’s very important to show children that Welsh is a modern language which can be used for YouTube, social media and gaming.”