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Welsh students share views with Canolfan S4C Yr Egin.

Coleg Sir Gâr A-level Welsh students visited an S4C Viewers Evening at Yr Egin, the channel’s new headquarters in Carmarthen.

This was one of the first events at Yr Egin since the building has been opened. 

The purpose of the evening was to share opinions regarding S4C programmes and services, for the channel to make provision for Welsh speakers and learners of all ages. 

Students shared their opinions with Guto Harri, writer, broadcaster and former BBC chief political correspondent.

Anna Vivian Jones, Welsh language manager for Coleg Sir Gâr and Coleg Ceredigion said: “It was great to see the students getting a taste of this particular centre and contributing confidently as learners to the discussions about their favourite Welsh programmes.”

This wasn’t the only group to benefit from the visit, the college’s enterprise and employability group visited the new headquarters, before travelling to Johnstown, to the Xcel Bowls centre.

The day gave the students a chance to see and experience the number of ways in which these two companies are run and also to learn about how these successful businesses built themselves up in the area. 

Gwyndaf Lewis, from Coleg Sir Gâr’s bilingualism team added: “We will be visiting Yr Egin again very soon, when we take a group there to see the Jonathan programme. 

“The trip raised their awareness of the use of Welsh which is key to what we’re trying to do at college, in particular opening their eyes to the advantages of bilingualism in the workplace and in the business world.”