Aberdaron centre name echoes the sound of success

 Elliw Jones Evans , Ysgol Crud y Werin, gets her prize from Elinor Gwynn © Ken Smith/National Trust

Elliw Jones Evans , Ysgol Crud y Werin, gets her prize from Elinor Gwynn

Latest update 09.08.2013 10:54

A year six pupil at Ysgol Crud y Werin in Aberdaron, Llyn, North Wales, has come up trumps in finding a name for our new visitor centre in Aberdaron, due to open in spring 2014.

Following a three month-search for a special name for a special place, Elliw Jones Evans had the winning entry in a competition to name the new visitor centre which has been funded by Visit Wales and European Regional Development Fund.

After deliberation over many splendid entries from pupils at the school, Elliw’s entry - Porth y Swnt was declared the winner.

Elliw has won a wildlife pack, family membership to the National Trust, the opportunity to leave her handprint in the new building and the all-important golden ticket that means that Elliw will be the first person to enter the completed centre when it opens in spring  2014.

Elliw said: ‘I’m really pleased that my name was chosen as the winning entry, it was a big surprise and the prizes are great.’

Gateway to the sound

The judging panel felt that Porth y Swnt which translates as gateway to the sound perfectly describes the aim of the centre as a gateway to discovering and exploring the surrounding area, while the reference to the swnt or sound makes a strong connection to the local area and the infamous Bardsey Sound.

Trystan Edwards our general manager for the area said: ‘It was an honour to be able to work so closely with the school on this and we hope that Porth y Swnt will provide many more opportunities to do so in the future.’

Elinor Gwynn a National Trust Wales board of trustees member presented Elliw with her prizes.