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November 2011

Willow Crafts Workshop at Ty Gwyrdd

Posted by Lowri Griffiths on 9 November 2011
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A variety of willow Christmas decorations

Today Ty Gwyrdd has hosted a very creative workshop for teachers.

The workshop gives teachers the chance to learn how to make a variety of willow Christmas decorations - that are suitable to make in the classroom.

After a busy day teachers proudly left with willow wreaths, stars, chains and trees!

The workshop was organised by Out to Learn Willow.

If you have a workshop that promotes sustainability and not for profit then Ty Gwyrdd may be available as a venue and possibily free of charge.

For more information please contact the Education Dept here at St.Ffagans

Thankyou

Go Green Day!

Posted by Lowri Griffiths on 8 November 2011
T'dah! The Go Green tree full of energy saving promises!
Joanna and Stephanie have gone green!
James goes green and agrees to wear a jumper to keep warm.
Betsan's leaf - switch light to low-energy bulbs.
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Hello! Saturday November 5th was ‘Go Green’ day at the T? Gwyrdd.

 

The purpose of this event was to explore easy ways to save energy at home, and at the same time, to save money! Amongst these ideas were simple things, such as: walking to school, using a plug in the sink while washing up, turning off lights when leaving rooms, not leaving mobile phones to charge overnight and many more. For more ways of saving energy at home, follow this link: http://tiny.cc/w4iqr

 

Visitors to the ‘Go Green’ day were asked to choose one way of saving energy and pledge to introduce the change to their everyday lives.

 

To ensure everyone kept their pledges, we asked them to write their pledge on a leaf and attach it to the ‘Go Green’ tree. Before long the tree was full of pledges, ranging from walking to school to wearing a jumper around the house to keep warm.

 

By the end of the day, the little tree was full of green ideas! Fantastic!

 

It is worth noting that some visitors jumped at the chance to Go Green (literally!) by donning our green feather boa and glittery glasses! At times it looked more like a surreal episode of Strictly Come Dancing! I’m pretty sure it was the first time the dark slate floors of the T? Gwyrdd had seen such dance moves!

 

A big thank you to everyone who visited… the next event at the T? Gwyrdd is ‘Sustainable Christmas’ on December 3rd, a chance to pick up tips for a green Christmas and a chance to try making your own Christmas decorations! If you have any suggestions on how to celebrate Christmas sustainably – let us know on Twitter: www.twitter.com/tygwyrdd

 

Thanks again, T? Gwyrdd

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