Being raised on her family’s sheep farm at Maes y Waen has inspired Efa Jones to consider a future career in veterinary medicine.
Efa is currently studying for her GCSEs at Godre'r Berwyn School, Bala, but describes herself as a “farm girl’’ who enjoys everything from training sheepdogs to lambing and wrapping wool. “I'm certainly not afraid to soil my hands!’’ she says.
She harnesses her competitive streak on the rugby pitch, captaining the Under 16s team, Gwylliaid Meirionnydd, and representing North Wales too. She also plays hockey with the local team.
As well as sport, Efa takes part in competitions as a member of Maesywaen YFC, in the Rally, Eisteddfod and in public speaking.
She sings with the William Mathias Society, often taking part in charity concerts and performing at residential homes for the elderly in Bala.
Efa describes having the opportunity to visit Holland with the Agri Academy Junior Programme as a “once in a lifetime experience’’.