A special display of artwork at Cardiff’s Central Library saw Splott’s Moorland Primary launching the “Digging For Words” initiative.
The pupils from the primary school, were treated to a performance by Theatr Iolo’s Glenys Evans playing her character Ono Matopoeia – a fierce but forgetful children’s author, who helps children with literacy through performance and drama.
There is a display of children’s story-telling and artwork inspired by in-school workshops run by Theatr Iolo in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, currently showing at the library.
A total of 31 schools took part and the display will run until the end of April. Children’s librarian Heather Noble said: “We now have a wonderful collection of words and pictures. I hope the children and their friends and families will come in and have a look.”
Teachers Angela Poole and Siwan Seymour described the workshops as “inspirational”.
Jane Jenkins, headteacher at Moorland Primary, said: “It’s brought about a real enthusiasm to do story-writing, which is lovely to see. It’s given the children a wow factor!”
Some of the other schools taking part include: Allensbank, Barry Island, Bryn Celyn, Bryn Deri, Bryn Hafod, Coryton, Eglwys Wen, Fairwater, Hawthorn Junior, High Street, Llangan, Llanilltud Fawr, Moorland, Ninian Park, Oakfield (Cardiff), Peterston-S-Ely CW, Rhydypennau, St Bernadettes’s RC, St Joseph’s RC, St Mary the Virgin, St Mary’s RC, St Marys Catholic, St Mellons, St Pauls, St Philip Evans RC, Stacey, Sully, Tredegarville CW, Windsor Clive and Y Bont Faen Primary.