Mentrau Iaith Cymru

Children and Young People

Follow the links to find out more about the projects and to register for our activities

  • Theatr Ieuenctid Môn (Anglesey Youth Theatre) – Weekly workshops led by professional drama tutors. TIM Bach is for 7-11 year-olds and TIM Mawr for young people aged 11-18 years.
  • Bocsŵn and Rhwydwaith Perfformwyr Ifanc (Young Performers’ Network) – A music-making project under the guidance of professional tutors in our own studio, Stiwdio 12. Gives children and young people a chance to play instruments and use iMAC machines to compose and create their own music.
  • The Rhwydwaith gives young people the opportunity to organize and put on their own gigs locally and to perform in various festivals. This is a project that promotes new Welsh music locally and gives the young people specialist organisational experiences.
  • Cyfle:Creu=Cofio (Opportunity: Create=Remember) – This is Menter’s digital heritage project. 11-18 year-old beneficiaries create their own film and radio items with training provided by staff and partners. The recorded items trace and explain elements of the Welsh language’s heritage in Anglesey.
  • Prosiect Radio – Menter has radio equipment in each of the island’s 5 secondary schools. Beneficiaries are trained on the different aspects of programme creation and then they broadcast to the corridors at lunchtime.
  • Ymwybyddiaeth Iaith (Language Awareness) – Lively and expressive presentations where young people, under the guidance of Menter staff, are encouraged to express their opinions about the Welsh language and to learn about the advantages of the Welsh language in the world of work and socially.

Our aim in working in this field is to increase the provision of high quality, social activities for young people and to influence their understanding and awareness of the value of the language.

 

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Cyfle, Creu, Cofio

In Anglesey, 80.1% of children and young people aged 5-15 speak Welsh, and 71.3% of young people aged 16-19.

The Welsh language must continue to be fun and relevant to today’s modern world and to provide experiences that contribute to academic development and employability, and form part of our young people’s everyday technological and media-savvy lives.

We also wish to see our children and young people identifying themselves as proud Welsh-speakers, so through our projects and schemes, they are given opportunities to increase their confidence to express themselves, to work in teams, to develop ideas and to lead on their own plans through and for the Welsh language.

These activities enable children and young people to learn new transferable skills, and their attainment is recognised through OCN accreditation (over 14 years old).

Our work also supports the aims of Siarter Iaith Ysgolion Ynys Môn (Anglesey Schools’ Language Charter), and we will be developing schemes and opportunities for children and young people to increase their use of Welsh socially and in the community as part of our vision.

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