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Report by Derfel Thomas, Ysgol Tudno to Ensemble Cymru

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As education providers, we recognize the importance of the creative arts and their place in pupil
development and working alongside other stakeholders, we aim to enhance the opportunities we
provide as a school. Through varied, rewarding experiences, we hope to develop the citizens of the
future. Through creative opportunities children learn to express themselves and understand their
place in the world. These activities also provide ample opportunity to develop curricular areas in an
interesting and creative way. The arts are also valued as a vehicle to ensure that each child reaches
his or her individual potential as it breaks down the barriers created by additional learning needs
and is central to increasing engagement and improving wellbeing.

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Radio Ensemble Cymru

Children of Ysgol Tudno work with Ensemble Cymru musicians to promote well-being through music. The project was part of Venue Cymru’s annual Take pART 2021 festival for 0 to 18-year-olds and their families. The project was supported by Conwy Arts Trust.

Together with the Ensemble Cymru musicians, the children created the material for radio shows on the community radio ‘Radio Ensemble Cymru’. Each day they work with a different musician and present a different animal and musical instrument. Through devising and recording content they learnt digital and collaborative skills as well as building confidence and improving their communication and language.

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Community Radio Station Pilot

The dream for Radio Ensemble is that it will offer Musicians, Composers, Practitioners, Performance Groups, and individuals’ a much-needed platform and offer the community a much-needed bi-lingual social hub.

Community radio stations are uniquely placed in their own community to make a difference to the society that they serve. Ensemble’s community radio station is going live as a ‘pilot’ on 22 March 2021 in Ysgol Tudno, giving Ensemble Cymru followers and Ysgol Tudno families access to the airwaves giving opportunities for social benefits.

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A Blue-print for Innovative and High-quality School and Cultural Partnerships

Ysgol Tudno and Ensemble Cymru are developing innovative practice within the Expressive Arts through a collaborative professional-enquiry approach, they are increasing engagement by being responsive to pupils’ needs and interests and they are building relationships between the school and the wider community.

An Independent Report by Nia Richards (Tybed)

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