Cynnig Cymraeg

Head4Arts is very proud to announce that it has earned a Cynnig Cymraeg badge.

This symbol is a mark of recognition from Comisiynydd y Gymraeg for the commitment we’ve shown towards offering Welsh language services. 

We are incredibly proud to have received this badge to demonstrate that we are committed to the Welsh language.

You can check out one of our recent projects which has Cynnig Cymraeg or Welsh language provision, The Library of Life.

Logo Cynnig Cymraeg

As well as using Welsh in our projects, these are our commitments for the Welsh language:

❇️ All public documents, signage, and marketing materials will be available bilingually and communications will be welcomed in both languages.

❇️ All job opportunities will be advertised bilingually, with weighting given to Welsh language skills. We aim to achieve 25% of responses being submitted by applicants with Welsh language skills.

❇️ We will support all staff in learning Welsh and provide Welsh language learning opportunities to at least 2 freelance practitioners each year

❇️ We will deliver our activities in ways that encourage the use of Welsh language, aiming to improve bilingual delivery by 10% each year.

The Library of Life – Free teacher’s pack, training and book available

At the rainbow’s end, one tiny girl takes care of a very unusual Library. It is her job to watch over the precious books that keep the world in balance. This is the story of what happens when she notices that the library seems to be changing – books are disappearing and sections are shrinking ….all apart from one. Something terrible is happening to the library, disrupting the balance and she needs to find help….

The Library of Life is a new bilingual resource for KS2 that has been created by Head4Arts, a community arts organisation based in the Heads of the Valleys area, to promote discussion around topics of biodiversity loss and climate change. 

Written by Tamar Eluned Williams and illustrated by Andy O’Rourke, a copy of the book and the accompanying education resource pack is available to all schools attending a free after-school online training session (1 hour). Further copies of the book are available from Head4Arts for £6.99 (plus postage) with discounts for bulk orders.

The training will take place at 4pm on Monday 10th May. Please contact Head4Arts info@head4arts.org.uk  for the Zoom link 

Attendees will receive a free book and link to the resource pack, plus an option to purchase more copies for their school.

The downloadable resource pack gives lots of ideas for classwork using the themes of the book, integrating numeracy, literacy, science and ICT, humanities, expressive arts, health and wellbeing as well as outdoor learning. 

As well as these core areas, you will be given space to expand on the themes for more in-depth exploration of environmental issues. It shows how we still have time to make a difference, that every one of us can make a significant contribution towards redressing the balance and that by working together, we can look forward to a better future.

As an extra bonus, the book also includes a digital element – with embedded augmented reality links to more information about how climate change is impacting on endangered species around the world, and to a recording of the story being read by the author.

For further information contact: info@head4arts.org.uk