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Winter of Wellbeing success for Powys Libraries

Storyteller, Daniel Morden

13 April 2022

Storyteller, Daniel Morden
More than 6,500 children and young people in Powys participated in a series of library events as part of the Winter of Wellbeing programme, the county council has said.

Throughout March, the Powys Library Service hosted a range of activities, including storytelling, workshops and sports, and arranged virtual 'meet the author' sessions for schools across the county.

These events were held as part of the Winter of Wellbeing programme; an initiative led by the Welsh Government to support children and families to ensure that no child is left behind as part of the recovery from the pandemic.

Children across Powys enjoyed experiences such as 'Alice's edible garden', 'Storytelling with Daniel Morden', 'Zine workshops', golf, a session with the author, Chloe Heuch, a student-led story time session for a nursery and a student-led mock trial in a courtroom!

In schools, learners joined the following authors for digital events:

  • Tracey Corderoy
  • Guy Bass
  • Laura Dockrill
  • Bethan Gwanas
  • Manon Steffan Ros

Nina Davies, Head of Housing and Community Development, said: "We are grateful to the Welsh Government for the funding to hold these activities. They have been very well attended, it's fantastic to have had so many children and young people taking part.

"The Powys Library Service offers a range of fun and educational activities throughout the year; we recommend people keep an eye on social media to make sure they don't miss out.  As well as a wide range of books for children, we offer rhyme and story times for babies and toddlers, Lego clubs, and baby yoga sessions for example."

PICTURE: Daniel Morden, who delivered a storytelling session at Machynlleth Library as part of the Winter of Wellbeing programme. Photo: danielmorden.org