Posted: Tue 31st May 2016

Gwynedd Pupils Work To Appear In Cip Magazine /
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Part of the Segontium comic strip by Ysgol yr Hendre pupils ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The work of pupils from three Gwynedd primary schools will appear as part of a comic strip story in Cip magazine in June. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

This comes after pupils from Ysgol yr Hendre and Ysgol Maesincla in Caernarfon along with Ysgol Glancegin in Bangor worked alongside, Alun Ceri Jones, who is well-known for publishing Asterix and Tintin stories in Welsh, as well as cartoonist Mal Humphreys. This comes as part of a joint project between the Communities First scheme and Gwynedd Council Library Service to urge children and their families to read more. Both author and artist spent a full day at the schools, working with a small group of year 6 pupils creating the comic strips. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Councillor Ioan Thomas, Gwynedd Council Cabinet Member who leads on Libraries, said: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“This is a fantastic opportunity for children to work with authors and professional artists on an exciting project. The workshops were a great opportunity for the children to work as part of a team to discuss and develop ideas. It’s great to see that the fruits of their labour will be published on a national stage so that an even wider audience can read their work and be entertained by their stories that are full of humour and hilarity. I am certain that the pupils are delighted with the finished work that appears in the magazine.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

During the session, the children worked hard, discussing ideas, thinking about characters, constructing a story, and creating images that were then turned into a comic strip by Alun Ceri Jones. The stories are now finished, and the all three will feature in the June edition of Cip magazine, published by the Urdd youth movement. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

In Rhyfel y Sêr (The Star Wars) by Ysgol Glancegin, read how Obi Wan Banana succeeded in defeating Banana Vader. A story about how the ugly legionary soldier, Titus married the beautiful Elen Benfelen (yellow-haired) in the old Segontium Fort is Ysgol yr Hendre’s story, whilst the Ysgol Maesincla children have created an exciting story about a fateful football game between the pupils and a Skeleton space ship. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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