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Monday 19th August 2013 was the start of "Youth Festival week" which saw ten children from Pontypool, Bretten, Longjumeau and Condeixa come together at Hilston Park for a week of fun, whilst building new friendships and experiencing other cultures.

The itinerary for the week was ACTION PACKED including a visit to St. Fagan's Folk Museum, Big Pit and Cardiff Bay and a variety of adventure activities including doughnuts on Pontypool Ski Slope, canoeing, mountain biking, climbing, Tae Kwo, Bokwa and Film Making.

The week finished with a conference held on the Saturday morning which saw two young people from each country join adult delegates to discuss " The year of the Citizen." 

On Saturday evening  a celebration evening was held at Garndiffaith Millennium Hall where youth and adults enjoyed a meal and disco plus the film the youth had produced during the Festival week was aired for all the guests to enjoy.

Please click on the link below to view the film which gives you an  EXCELLENT snapshot of the week:


If you have a Facebook account look up the group Pontypool Youth Festival 2013 which has plenty more pictures from the event.

If you would love to take part in events such as this and you are aged between 14-18 then why not  join Pontypool Youth Council? For further information  please email rtucker@pontypoolcc.gov.uk or telephone 01495 742805.