Case Study: Cynefin - Our Welcome


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Cynefin - Our Welcome is a community film education project by The Welfare Ystradgynlais. It was funded by Ffilm Cymru Wales and supported by Michael Sheen and the Josef Herman Art Foundation.

The Welfare Ystradgynlais’ community arts team worked with Ysgol Maesydderwen, Ysgol Dyffryn Y Glowyr and Syrian families who have settled in Ystradgynlais, to tell stories of refugees past and present. Award winning animation company Winding Snake Productions worked with the community to produce the two animated films that share stories about how people fleeing conflict have been made welcome in Ystradgynlais.

This project won the Digital Excellence Award in the Welsh Heritage Schools Initiative Competition 2018. This award was funded by People's Collection Wales.

The content of this case study is the two films; Cynefin and Uncle Ahmad's Canaries, plus a 'making of' video that tells you more about the project and shows you how the films were made. Click on the 'Cynefin - Our Welcome' Collection in the Quick Links below to view all three.


Key Stage 2 & 3

History, Digital Competence Framework, Literacy skills


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