The Arts Council of Wales
Creative Learning through the Arts
Small World Theatre is part of an exciting learning initiative in Wales working with Ysgol Glan-y-Môr School, Burry Port. The Lead Creative Schools Scheme is part of the Welsh Government and Arts Council of Wales joint funded programme Creative learning through the arts – an action plan for Wales 2015-2020.
Small World Theatre practitioners Bill Hamblett and Jacob Whittaker worked with seventeen Year 8 pupils to address the duel subjects of Digital Competence and ESDGC (Education for Sustainability, Development and Global Citizenship). Including devising ways to communicate global issues: environmental sustainability, human rights and responsibilities, refugees and others. The results were presented digitally.
The project produced a short film that gives a glimpse into a future envisaged by Ysgol Glan-y-Môr pupils. A local news room is caught up in an environmental disaster. The rising tides flood the town and all coastal ports are underwater. The consequences put the environment, food security and human rights in question.