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Symud Gyda Tedi

Posted Friday November 15th, 2019 in the category

Symud Gyda Tedi is a new, exciting project  by Menter Iaith Fflint a Wrecsam

This project has received funding from the Big Lottery Fund and the Welsh Government Rural Communities- Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.

The project will support the Welsh Government policies to encourage more children to exercise and keep fit, as well as promoting use of the Welsh language and support Welsh Government’s language strategy, ‘Cymraeg 2050’.

Who is Tedi?  

Tedi is one of the main characters in the Magi Ann stories, and is a favourite among the children. The popular characters were all created in the 1970s by teacher Mena Evans and by now the Magi Ann books, and more recently the apps, have helped thousands of children in Wales learn to read in Welsh. You can download the Magi Ann Story Apps FREE to your mobile phone, tablet or computer via iTunes App Store and Play Store.

What is Symud Gyda Tedi?
  • Fitness sessions for young children using story and song.
  • Bilingual sessions to encourage the use of the Welsh language.
  • A YouTube channel to enable children and their families  to follow the sessions at home, in the nursery, or at school will be created.
  • Sessions will be based on the Magi Ann stories.
  • Sessions will be between 30-40 minutes long. 
  • Sessions will be a chance for families to meet new people and make friend for life.
  • The main aim is of the project is for everyone to have FUN!
‘Symud gyda Tedi’ CD

The Cd ‘Symud Gyda Tedi’ by Caryl Parry Jones will play a leading role in the project, and we than Mudiad Meithrin for their support.

Tedi’s Adventures during Lockdown

Some Symud gyda Tedi sessions were held at the beginning of the year in the Wrexham area but unfortunately because of Covid-19 they had to come to a stop for the time being and the project had to adapt and find new ways of reaching the community.

The project now has its own Symud gyda Tedi Facebook page, and you can follow Tedi’s adventures during lockdown there. On this page, children and their families can get a taste of what attending the real sessions would be like by watching the videos and taking part in a ’10 minutes of Symud gyda Tedi’ taster session in their own homes. The videos are also available on Menter Iaith Fflint a Wrecsam’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.

Tedi has also been developing new skills during the lockdown, “branching out” and trying his hand at planting and growing flowers and plants. His ‘Tyfu gyda Tedi’ videos encourage children to do the same, as well as to spend more time outdoors and appreciate wildlife and the natural environment.

For more information about the project, contact Glesni Lloyd, Symud gyda Tedi Development Officer:

Email: glesni@menterfflintwrecsam.cymru

Phone: 01352 744 040