It’s our Birthday

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Well where do we start?  It’s been an amazing year, casting back to the days we started – late nights and meeting in Coffee shops, developing this company and nurturing Gwylan.

Over the year we have delivered to many schools, colleges/universities across this fine land, met thousands of children, supported young people on the crossroads of life, been on the TV, received over 20 thousand views on social media, made several films, produced a massive sand art with local schools, attended a meeting with Cabinet Secretary, Kirsty Williams, at the Senedd, connected locally and nationally, delivered a Keynote speech, visited a straw bail house, laughed, cried, been happy and sad.  A year of living, a year of choice, determination, resilience and opportunity.

To put our company to the test, we will explore how we related to the five ways to well being, have we actually ticked the box to say we are officially a well being company – a picture is worth thousands words!

Connect

We believe in the power of communities, particular inter-generational connection.   Connection through self and other, we had a lot of fun, children designing their own sand art and taking part in a beach yoga session last summer for International Yoga Day.

Keep learning

We often talk about this in Gwylan, we have learnt it’s ok to have fun and laugh, we discover so much about this experience and something we feel is every persons’s birth-right to experience.

 

Be Active

Find what works for you, experience what makes you smile.  Outdoors or in doors – being active is what we do.  We had a laugh and fun with a set of bowls on the beach, the sun was shining, we could taste the sea air and we were connecting with self and others, exploring endless possibilities.

Take notice

This really touched our hearts, the Futureworks learners made a home-made tree for their classmate who was spending his first Christmas in his new flat.

Give

Resident star Kieran sang to Rachel, our host for the day. The group also gifted a hand made labyrinth.  Tears were shed on that thoughtful day.

We feel we have gone from strength to strength and hope these picture give an idea of the journey over the last year.  Apparently, the first year is the hardest but we can actually say we’ve loved every minute at Gwylan.

Thank you to our beautiful families and all the kind and beautiful people we have met over the last 12 months.  Special thanks to ModernDesign & Print, Siân Melangell Dafydd, James Snow, Joelle Brindley, Subdivision, Futureworks, Golden grove School, Seaview Primary School, Pendergast School, Ysgol Glan Cleddau, Ysgol Dyffryn Taf, Ysgol y Preseli, Ysgol Maenofferen, Ysgol Parcyrhun, Tenby Primary School, Narberth School, Monkton Primary School, Business Wales, NUT Cymru, Prospect, PCS Cymru,  Small World Theatre, Yoga Satsanga, University of Wales, Canolfan Hermon, Canolfan Clydau, Narberth Natural Health Centre , Bridge Innovation Centre,  Quiet Earth Retreat, Sand Circles, BBC Radio Wales, Heno S4C, Tenby Observer, et al