At 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, 31 January Mudiad Meithrin will launch a new Resource called ‘Dwylo’n Dweud’ (talking hands) jointly with the Widening Access Centre, Bangor University at Cylch Meithrin Y Garnedd, Bangor.
‘Dwylo’n Dweud’ is a resource using British Sign Language (BSL) to promote the use of the language of the deaf community. Short video clips that focus on one word each week have been created as part of the resource and these will be promoted via Mudiad Meithrin’s social media over the year https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0dwMZhiYuM
Delyth Murphy, Head of Widening Access Centre Bangor University said
“It is with great pleasure by the Centre for Widening Access at Bangor University to be part of this innovative and exciting project. We strongly believe that we should listen to the views of those who attend various activities at the University and, as a result of feedback from our popular Clust i Wrando (A listening ear) conference in 2017 stressed the importance of teaching sign language to young children, the video clips are a result of a successful partnership with the Mudiad Meithrin.”
Gwenllian Lansdown Davies, Mudiad Meithrin’s Chief Executive said
“Securing access for all children to early years provision through the medium of Welsh is vital to our work. This innovative project will enable the development of a practical and useful resource for early years practitioners in Cylchoedd Metihrin and Welsh-medium nurseries all over the country”
The aim of these videos is to:
• increase awareness of the signs and of the language of BSL in general.
• encourage young families and others to use BSL with their children.
• stimulate interest in order to increase the number of individuals who can use BSL.
The launch will be held at Cylch Meithrin Y Garnedd, Bangor in the company of the children attending the cylch, and there will be an opportunity to see the children using BSL whilst singing some of their favorite songs.