Pioneering Broadcast from the Urdd
A pioneering live webcast is being broadcast from the Urdd Eistedffod each day this week.“Soffa Siarad” provides an alternative perspective on the events, people, and activities on the Maes at Llanerchaeron during Europe’ largest youth festival.
The news programme, a first for the Urdd, is created by students from Trinity University College and pupils from Cardigan and Dyffryn Teifi Secondary Schools in association with the University of Wales Lampeter’s Outside Broadcast Unit.
Lord Dafydd Ellis Thomas (Presiding Officer of the National Assembly for Wales) and Alun Ffred (Minister for Heritage) have been amongst the guests interviewed on Soffa Siarad this week, accompanied by footage of other events and comments from around the Maes. A daily news slot is provided by Golwg360.
The training provided to the school pupils provides both cutting- edge technological skills, as well as transferable skills such as teamwork, working to deadlines, and active listening that are useful in the workplace and in education. The project, part of a widening access initiative designed to raise aspirations and build confidence amongst the participants, is based at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David stand at the Urdd Eisteddfod and is part-funded by the Reaching Wider Initiative.
The unique webcast can be viewed live at 3:45pm during the Eisteddfod at www.lamp.ac.uk/eisteddfod/english/, where an archive of previous programmes is also available.Ends
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