The Urdd youth movement is a Welsh language success story.

The Urdd is the largest organisation for children and young people in Wales. It has over 50,000 members and 30% of all Welsh speakers in Wales aged between 8-18 are members.

Formed in 1922 by Sir Ifan ab Owen Edwards, the aim of the Urdd is to bring the Welsh language alive for children and young people in Wales and increase their use of the language - especially outside of school.

The movement offers all kinds of activities to give children and young people the chance to use their Welsh while having fun.

It organises a huge range of activities via schools or its network of youth clubs, or 'aelwydydd'. It arranges sports sessions and courses through the medium of Welsh locally as well as at its 4 residential camps. The Urdd also offers young people the opportunity to take parts in the arts through the Eisteddfod yr Urdd, drama clubs and Cwmni Theatr yr Urdd (Urdd Drama Company). Download the free Urdd Ap to see what's going on in your area.

Across Wales the Urdd runs four activity camps at Llangrannog, Glan-llynCardiff and Pentre' Ifan. There's lots more information on the Urdd and which activities are happening in your area on its website. Have a look too at our Eisteddfod yr Urdd page to find out more about one of the biggest travelling youth festivals in Europe.

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