Hedd Wyn Workshop
Lively workshop in the company of Chief Poet, Hedd Wyn. The workshop will cover poetry, war and Eisteddfodau, in a fun way, giving children opportunities to develop their confidence through working together and performing. A workshop suitable for all ages and all abilities.
Content- Short introduction
- Who am I, and what is my job
- Introduce In Character and the Children's Festival of Welsh History
Reminder quizEllis Evans' bardic name ?
What did he enjoy doing most ?
Where did Hedd Wyn go to fight in the war ?
How did Hedd Wyn contact his family when he was in France ?
What did Hedd Wyn win for his poem ? What colour was the Chair ?
What was Hedd Wyn's nickname when he competed for the Chair ?
What year did Hedd Wyn die ?
Warm upPrepare the group for clear speaking and performing
Stretch and breathe
Monster faces, mouse faces
Warm up the body, and refer to Litherland, where Hedd Wyn trained to be a soldier
Dim ond Lleuad BorfforDiscuss poetry. Do they write poetry ?
What's the meaning of inspiration ? What inspired Hedd Wyn ?
Read the poem together/Share screen
Ask the children to create movements for each line, and everyone to perform together
Split into groups of 6Choose a name for the team - explain how a poet needs a special name when he or she competes ...same as a team name.
Rhyming game/split screen5 words on screen
Each group to discuss what words rhyme - 5 rounds
Describing gameDiscuss the play's themes
Ask the groups to choose words to describe Eisteddfod, War, Hedd Wyn, Wales and History