We are constantly looking to assist schools in the delivery of Expressive Arts. Additionally, schools in Wales need to address the subject of Cynefin (sense of place / habitat). We have produced two packages to help in this regard.
1) Download Eisteddfod
An Eisteddfod can be lots of fun, but also create lots of additional work for staff. This resource has been created to literally enable you to download everything you need to put on a successful Eisteddfod, as we have done the hard work so you don’t have to! There are competitions to include all Areas of Learning and some that are just for fun. Competitions that focus on a particular area have teaching notes included on the notes section of each slide. They are written in such a way that you can simply read them out to the class if you wish and then give learners access to the full presentation through uploading it into Google Classroom. The competitions have been differentiated where appropriate to ensure that they are suitably challenging for learners of different ages, although they follow the same theme.
2) Hiraeth Ein Gwlad
Hiraeth Ein Gwlad encapsulates the true spirit of ‘cynefin’ by looking at old Welsh traditions through verse, song and dance. Cynefin translates to habitat, haunt, acquainted, familiar, which is why the term was used and refers to the idea that we all have connections, such as tribal, religious and geographical, of which we may not be aware. It has been compared to the Māori word tūrangawaewae, meaning a place to stand, or the "ground and place which is your heritage and that you come from".
Both resources are priced at £100 and are delivered as digital downloads via GoogleDrive. The resources will continually be added to so, once purchased you will have continual access as we unearth more of our Principality.