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Ysgol San Siôr, Llandudno, to share Creative Learning Through the Arts lessons with special visitor

Ysgol San Siôr, Llandudno is well-known for its eco credentials and its own collection of fantastic animals, but did you know that it is also a success story in relation to the Arts Council of Wales’ Creative Learning through the Arts project? 06 Jul 2018

Ysgol San Siôr, Llandudno, to share Creative Learning Through the Arts lessons with special visitor

Today, they share that success story with an important visitor with HRH the Prince Wales visiting the School.

Year 6 pupils have been working with artists Vivienne Rickman-Poole and Eleri Griffiths to promote reading and literacy by using poetry and photography. The goal when the project started was to close the gap between the reading ability of boys and girls, with the girls initially having higher reading skills.

But through using photography and poetry this gap has been closed.

The children have also produced greetings cards with photographs of some members of their menagerie, and poems responding to them, selling them to create funds to hold a weekly creative club in the school.

Commenting today, Ian Keith Jones, Headteacher Ysgol San Siôr, said:

"While we pride ourselves at Ysgol San Siôr in thinking outside the box and developing a creative culture, this project has helped us expand our learning even further, and helped us see that we can use the resources we have to cover cross-curricular themes. Before this project we would never have imagined using the animals in our menagerie to inspire pupils’ creative writing.

"We look forward to welcoming the Royal visitor to the school today and showing HRH The Prince of Wales some of the work arising from the project, as well, of course, as introducing him to the pupils and some of the stars in our menagerie."

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