Our School

The school was opened in September, 1972. It was built as an area school in the village of Efailwen. The village is in Carmarthenshire and stands approximately a mile and a half from the Cleddau river which is on the border between Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire.

Ysgol Beca is a primary school around 60 pupils between the ages of 3 and a half and 11 years old, who come from areas such as Llanglydwen, Hebron, Login, Glandy Cross and Llangolman. Ysgol Beca is a Welsh medium school where the majority of the curriculum is delivered in the Welsh language. English is introduced at year 3 (7 years old). The everyday language of the school is Welsh.

The Rebecca Riots

In Ysgol Beca, we are proud of our history. As mention above, the School is located in Efailwen where the Rebecca Riots took place between 1839 and 1843 in West and Mid Wales. The riots were a series of protests made by farmers against the payment of toll fees charged to use the roads. The rioters were often men dressed as women who took action against the toll-gates. The rioters went by the name of ‘Merched Beca’ which translates to ‘Rebecca’s Daughters’. Every year, on the 13th of May we celebrate ‘Merched Beca’ day to remember when the first toll-gate was demolished.