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Summer of Fun 2022
This summer Hunaniaith received a Summer of Fun grant from the Welsh Government in order to create opportunities for children and young people to enjoy socializing once again. Over the summer months we 23 arranged opportunities for both outdoor and indoor activities including bushcraft, orienteering, climbing, art, performance and music workshops, discos, and a Fun Day for Ukrainian Refugees at Glan-llyn Outdoor Activity Centre – with a total of 341 participants!
Thanks to everyone who was part of the fun!
Moving to Gwynedd, Learning Welsh and Learners’ Experiences
Have you recently moved to Gwynedd?
Read or online e-book Introduction to Gwynedd’s Language and Culture to learn more about the Welsh language and it’s place in the every day lives of the county’s residents – in education, at work and in the community:
Here are three videos ‘Learning and Enjoying Welsh’ about the experiences of some Welsh learners:
Alex is a mountain biker who also runs a holiday cottage. He learnt Welsh to be able to engage with local community around Y Bala which by now he feels an integral part of.
Carrie runs a successful cheese making company called ‘Cosyn Cymru’ in Bethesda. She learnt Welsh to support her young son’s education and by now uses it in her everyday life as well as at work.
‘Ann, originally from Birmingham, learnt Welsh many years ago. For the last 10 years she’s been a Welsh language tutor teaching Welsh to adults.
There are numerous Welsh lesson providers:
The National Welsh Language Centre, that offers courses to adults, groups and families at Nant Gwrtheyrn or ‘Nant’ as it’s called colloqually. It’s a magical place located in a former mining village on the northern coast of the Llŷn peninsula in north Wales.
Dysgu Cymraeg/Learn Welsh offers Welsh lessions in various styles:
In 2021 Welsh was one of the most popular languages on the world reknowned ap Duolingo. Why not join the many thousands of people who are curently learning the language?
The SaySomethingin-Welsh website also an ap and an online community.
Welsh Language History Digital Pack
Hunaniaith has created a digital version of their language awareness session: 7 IMPORTANT THINGS in the History of the Welsh Language.
It consists of 5 minute video long with a Welsh version, and Welsh with English subtitles.
Following watching the video there is a quiz about the content on Kahoot f with a Welsh version, and a bilingual version.
- Language Awareness Video (Welsh): https://youtu.be/f6Gl_Oa0C2w
- Welsh Quiz Link – https://kahoot.it/challenge/002104556 Game PIN: 002104556
- Language Awareness Video (with English subtitles): https://youtu.be/UJzlvO5TZ7o
- Bilingual Quiz Link – https://kahoot.it/challenge/003454003 Game PIN: 00345400
The pack is suitable for KS2 + children and young people
Have a look and a go…
‘Neb Ond Ffyliaid’ – a series of talks on Welsh placenames
Live and interactive sessions, with Meirion MacIntyre Huws, on the Hunaniaith Facebook page.
Placenames and their origins
According to the Prof. John Morris Jones, only fools would venture to explain placenames. Fools or not there is a lot of interest in the subject.
These are session, held in Welsh, are aimed at those who are interested in the subject of place names but don’t know where to start. The sessions will begin with the basics, e.g, Bryn, Llan, Pant and Llwyn and will progress to more complicated names. We’ll learn how the language itself has changed and how that has moulded the Welsh place names of today. The sessions will last around 40 minutes.
Thursday evenings, 8:00pm:
October – 28th, 2021
November – 25th, 2021
December – No session
January – 20th, 2022
February– 17th, 2022