Caban Sgriblio

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.

Caban Sgriblio Canal Poems – Griffithstown 2018 from Peak Cymru on Vimeo.

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 by clicking on the poem:
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. 


Earlier this 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.

Caban Sgriblio 2018 – Bedwellty House from Peak Cymru on Vimeo.


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.


                  Caban Sgriblio Anthology 2018                                            3D has Nothing on This


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 / 01873 811579