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Mr Phormula visits Youth Clubs in Ceredigion

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WORKSHOPS were held recently with the Welsh beatboxer Mr Phormula at Penparcau and Aberaeron Youth Club, organised by Cered: Menter Iaith Ceredigion along with Ceredigion Youth Service.

Mr Phormula is one of the pioneers of the beatboxing scene, and is known for collaborating with some hip – hop legends across the UK. With 13 years of experience working in an educational environment, he is keen to support children’s development including teaching them new skills and building confidence.

The evening was a fantastic opportunity for the young people to utilise the Welsh language differently to everyday language. They were given a number of different opportunities to beatbox to various genres of music and styles.

Rhodri Francis, Cered Development Officer, said: “It was great to see the young people enjoying beat-boxing through the Welsh language with Mr Phormula. It was also an opportunity for the children to learn new skills and gain confidence by doing a fantastic activity.”

Lowri Evans, Deputy Chief Officer for Ceredigion Youth Service said: “Club members are very interested in taking part and listening to the different things Mr Phormula can create on a microphone. It’s completely new! This also helps club members with their confidence in Welsh. It is great to develop a relationship and work with Cered, one of our main partnerships across the county.”

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New Children’s Book based on local fisherman

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CHILDREN’S AUTHOR Natalie L Davies has written a story based on local man, Mickey Beechey, of Llangrannog.

The book is available on Amazon.

Natalie said: “I’ve written a series of children’s books with the central character, the lovely ‘Mickey the Fisherman’. The first book is called ‘Pollution’, and is a bright colourful and fun book with a valuable message.”

The book is available to buy on Amazon in both paperback and kindle, and can be found at: mybook.to/mickeythefisherman.

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Council supports the Learning Disabilities ‘My Charter’

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CABINET members and senior officers in Ceredigion have signed ‘My Charter’. In doing so, Ceredigion County Council have become the first council to sign up to the charter. My Charter was written by people who have learning disabilities in West Wales.

The charter says that people who have learning disabilities want to have more chances in life, more choice and to be listened to. It also says that people who have learning disabilities want to be treated as adults, to be given dignity and respect and that their information is kept private.

Councillor Alun Williams is the Cabinet member responsible for Adult Services. He said: “People with learning disabilities have the same aspirations, hopes and feelings as everyone else. They deserve the same services and to be treated equally in a way that’s appropriate to their needs. I’m delighted that Ceredigion has become the first council to sign the charter, and I’m looking forward to seeing how this can positively influence the way our population of people with learning disabilities are treated in the future.”

The charter was developed by people who have learning disabilities from across Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire.

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Ceredigion Leisure Centres Summer holiday programme

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A BUSY TIMETABLE of inclusive summer holiday activities for children has been organised across all Ceredigion County Council-run leisure centres in the county.

From football to bouncy castle sessions, from cycling skills to archery, there’s a wide variety of activities to choose from over the course of the summer.

There will also be day camps and multi-skills activity days available at some of the leisure centres, for children to attend for the whole day. There’s even a day trip to the beach with Teifi Leisure Centre!

A range of learning to swim programmes are available at Lampeter Swimming Pool and Plascrug Leisure Centre across the summer holidays. A week of swimming lessons will be delivered solely through the medium of Welsh in Plascrug Leisure Centre starting on 5 August.

Councillor Catrin Miles is the council’s Cabinet member with responsibility for Leisure Services. She said: “Ceredigion Actif is once again providing a busy timetable of fun activities during the summer. It’s a healthy and worthwhile way for children to spend their time during the summer.”

Booking for sessions is essential and staff at leisure centres reserve the right to cancel any session if attendance is too low.

For further information on the summer holiday activities planned, visit the Ceredigion Actif website.

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