Category Archive: Engagement
Splinter recently launched 2 Welsh second language apps to promote and encourage learners to engage with the Welsh language. The games are designed for teachers and pupils of Primary and Secondary schools.
As a preferred supplier of digital design services to The Welsh Government’s, Welsh in Education Resources Branch, we were pleased to have been invited and won the competitive pitch.
Crucial insight was gained regarding design and gameplay by holding fun workshops with the teachers and pupils from: Ysgol Maelgwn, Llandudno Junction, Woodlands Community Primary School, Cwmbrân and Trowbridge Primary School, Cardiff, Ysgol John Bright, Llandudno, Cardinal Newman, Pontypridd and Eastern High, Cardiff. A massive THANK YOU to all.
The games imaginatively illustrated whimsical characters are based on Welsh legends: Guto Nyth Brân, a legendary 18th century athlete from the Pontypridd area and Dreigiau Dinas Emrys about Gwrtheyrn, the 5th century king of the Celtic Britons and the antics of two dragons underground at Dinas Emrys.
Our thanks also go to: The Welsh Government’s Welsh in Education Resources Branch, content author Elin Alaw, Welsh language specialists Janine Venables and Jo Knell, voice over actor Llŷr Ifans.
To download the apps please go to the micro site.
Sarah and I had a fab morning working with supported interns and job coaches to brand a scheme that supports young people with learning difficulties into work.
‘Nationally only 6% of young people with learning difficulties are in paid employment. Liverpool City Council are using a proven supported internship model that will result in over 60% of young people with learning difficulties accessing paid employment.’
Liverpool City Council has teamed up with Myerscough College, Sandfield Park Special School and Bankview High School, matching students with employers: The Marriot Hotel, Hilton Hotel and Glendale Liverpool – a grounds maintenance company. Students work a 4-day week and spend the final day in lessons to learn employability skills.
The Council asked Splinter to run the workshop as we specialise in working with children and young people and work as closely as possible with target audiences and clients when developing their brands. We all had a fun, creative and inspiring morning and returned to the studio with a ridiculous amount of fantastic ideas to develop.
Martin Wilby from Children and Young People’s Services said:
‘It was great to bring Splinter in to work directly with the young people. It is very important to us that the young people are helped to co-produce a brand that they identify with and have ownership of. The project is all about the young people unlocking their hidden talents. A lot of which were displayed in the designs and ideas that came from the session’.
We’re now waiting to receive the interns’ feedback on our interpretation of their designs…exciting!
To read more about the scheme please read the Liverpool Express article.