On the 5th of July 2019, the Centre will be hosting a workshop for primary and secondary school teachers. Open to teachers across North Wales, this new event will build on the success of last year’s “Quest”/ “Hymgais” literacy project and will allow teachers to come to the Centre experience our magnificent collection of rare books and manuscripts, and to attend talks held by Professor Raluca Radulescu, Director of the Centre, and Gillian Brownson, writer and storyteller, on using the myths and legends represented in our collection in the classroom.
The Centre’s dream team of Raluca Radulescu and Gillian Brownson organised the highly successful Quest literacy project last year and have been keen to develop the principles behind it into a resource not limited to the students of one school, but into one that can be used by all the schools in North Wales. Their enthusiasm for Arthurian legends and drive to open the Centre to as many people as possible has resulted in a free Continuous Professional Development workshop aimed at primary and secondary school teachers entitled Quest For Successful Futures: Myth and Arthurian Legend in the Classroom.
The workshop will include:
- A visit to the Centre for Arthurian Studies and Bangor University’s Archive, with a one-of-a-kind opportunity to handle rare books and manuscripts
- A demonstration of Arthurian-themed interactive activities to use with students and one-to-one advice on how to put those activities into practice
- Expert talks on the Centre’s resources from Raluca Radulescu, and on the benefits of storytelling for all ages from Gillian Brownson
The event is to be held on the 5thof July at Bangor University, in two sessions:
10:30-12:30 for primary school teachers.
1:30-3:30 for secondary school teachers.
This CPD event will be held in English.
Publication date: 29 May 2019