Starting a Group
Starting a group – gwell teitl?
There are still areas of Wales where children and young people have no opportunity to take part in Gwerin activities. To grow and develop we need enthusiastic new volunteers – people like you – to come forward. We have a series of training material and resources available to help you and we have a network of volunteers and part-time workers who are able to help you. If you feel your area is ripe for a Gwerin group, the first step is to talk informally to friends and perhaps if you have a child at school, to other parents you know.
New groups need a core group of adults who are committed to our aims and who are prepared to work hard to get a group running. Let us know as you begin this process: we can let you have copies of a range of leaflets to help you explain the aims and philosophy of Gwerin. We could also arrange for an existing Gwerin group to visit your area. Different groups become established in different ways, but it is sometimes a good idea to organise a Fun Day of co-operative games and activities at a community centre or local school to widen the number of people involved. Very few Gwerin groups have any trouble in attracting enough children!