Caban Sgriblio (Scribbling Cabin) gives young people the opportunity to develop their confidence and creativity through writing and image making. It is a Culture, Health and Wellbeing project run by Peak and funded by BBC Children in Need to unlock the potential of children and young people aged 8 to 18 years in South Powys, Monmouthshire and Blaenau Gwent.
Caban Sgriblio works with groups of young people from schools and communities across the Black Mountains. The workshops give young people the opportunity to develop and explore their creativity through writing and film.
“It is fun, improves your writing a great deal and is really relaxing way to open up your imagination.”
In Spring 2018 Caban Sgriblio worked with young people from Crickhowell High School and schools throughout Tredegar. During the summer we worked with young people at Ysgol Penmaes and Brecon Library.
Ysgol Penmaes is a special school in Brecon for pupils from 3 to 19 years of age with severe or profound learning difficulties and/or autism. Some pupils in the project spent their primary years in mainstream schools, some have always attended Penmaes. All the pupils are working at literacy levels several years behind the level expected of their chronological age.
Caban Sgriblio is contributing to the Canal and River Trust’s Hinterlands project working with pupils from Griffithstown Primary school exploring and writing about the canal. Former Caban Sgriblio participants are also mentoring their peers at Gwernyfed High School leading creative writing workshops for younger members of the school.
As part of the 2018 Children in Need celebrations, one of our Griffithstown Caban Sgriblio participants was interviewed by BBC Radio 2 to talk about his experience of working on the project and how it has helped him. You can read Jorge’s poem Field and listen to the audio clip featuring Jorge and his dad Dean.
Making film poems is an increasing part of the Caban Sgriblio offer, helping young people thrive in a digital age and find new ways of communicating through digital media. Pupils from local schools are learning to make film poems with professional film makers.
Last year, 15 young people from six participating schools in Tredegar took part in Caban Sgriblio. Over nine workshops the group used performance practice and creative writing exercises to explore their creativity and discover their unique voices. At the end of the project each child chose their favourite poem to perform to camera to create this brilliant and imaginative film.
Anthologies: Celebrating the creativity of young people in the Black Mountains
Each year the poetry written by Caban Sgriblio participants is made into an anthology. These anthologies capture the creativity and development of the young people involved in workshops throughout the year, and are the culmination of their work and progress.
All the workshops provide young people of all ages and abilities with the tools for self-expression, building confidence and developing communication skills.
For more information contact Emma Beynon, Project Manager
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