A Tenby student’s commitment to learning Welsh has seen him awarded as one of the main winners of the ‘Welsh Learners Medal’ competition at the Carmarthenshire Urdd Eisteddfod this week.

On Tuesday, May 30, the Bobi Jones Medal went to Yvon-Sebastien (Seb) Landais from Tenby for young learners aged between 19-25 years old.

The aim of the Bobi Jones Medal competition is to award a person aged 19-25 who has committed to learning Welsh, and the Learners Medal to young learners aged Year 10 – 19 years old.

The Medals are awarded to individuals who have shown how they use the Welsh Language from day to day, in school, college or at work and socially.

The learners are also asked to show how they promote and encourage to use of the Welsh language amongst others.

Seb is the only person in his family who speaks Welsh, however his great-great grandmother and great-great grandfather could speak the language.

He started learning Welsh online using ‘Duolingo’ and enjoys speaking the language at every opportunity possible.

“I started learning Welsh because I am Welsh, and I want to go through Wales and talk to people in Welsh,” said Seb.

“Whenever I'm with Welsh people, I want to speak to them in Welsh too.”

The Bobi Jones Medal was presented this year by Menter Dinefwr, and The ceremony was sponsored once again this year by National Centre for Learning Welsh.