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.
Throughout 2018 Caban Sgriblio has been working 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 the Spring Caban Sgriblio worked with young people from Crickhowell High School and schools throughout Tredegar. This summer we are working with young people at Penmaes Special School, Ysgol Penmaes Special School (Brecon), and Brecon Library. Caban Sgriblio is contributing to the Canal and River Trust’s Hinterland 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.
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 this is taking place at King Henry VIII Secondary School, Abergavenny when pupils from local schools are learning to make film poems with professional film makers.
Further examples of the work created with our partners can be found on our Caban Sgriblio channel on Vimeo:
In My Head: Film Poem by Hannah; Emma, Welshpool 2015; Ruth, Welshpool 2015; Llangrannog, Summer 2015; Builth Wells High School: Poetry Performances 2014; Llandrindod Wells High School: Poetry Performances 2014; Caban Sgriblio Film 2014
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
email@example.com / 01873 811579