Engage in Momentum II, 2015

Momentum II, funded by the Arts Council of Wales, set out to further test the effectiveness of an approach to identification, tracking, progression and outcomes for young people. The project has enabled Engage Cymru to build on earlier successful work, in partnership with a range of galleries, artists, Pupil Referral Units and organisations working with marginalised young people, to deliver a wide range of innovative visual arts interventions and help support nearly 40 young people to achieve Arts Award or Agored qualifications. The intention has been to provide intensive arts interventions for smaller groups of young people.

The Momentum project is weaving its magic across both sides of the school. Once again it has proved to be a powerful tool in keeping at least two learners engaged and attending.

Teacher, PRU unit, Carmarthen

Working at theforge was brilliant. I would spend every day there if I could.

The Aberystwyth Arts Centre project kicked off with a wonderful pin hole camera activity led by Steve Bailey on the day of the Eclipse. Denbighshire Arts Service engaged digital and projection technology artist Joel Cockrill to work with Access Course students at Rhyl College. Young people from the PRU unit in Carmarthen worked with metal artist Angharad Pearce Jones creating gigantic cutlery in her forge to be installed near the school canteen. One young person was engaged as an assistant during the setting up of Angharad’s solo show at Oriel Myrddin — ‘A Pram in the Hallway’. Some of the young people who worked with Angharad shared their experieces:

The Momentum Project has helped me decide what I would like to do for work experience. It’s been the best experience I’ve ever had in any school

Teacher, PRU unit, Carmarthen

As a direct result of taking part in this programme, young people are more motivated about their futures, and several have been offered places on further education courses. One teacher said:

Taking part in the Momentum project has benefited Owen’s academic qualifications and personal growth. He has been accepted to study Art and Design at college with a degree in sculpture in his long-term plans. This is a direct result of taking part in the Momentum project.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre Momentum II photography project with artist Steve Bailey

Engage: Momentum II

Mae Momentum II wedi galluogi Engage Cymru i adeiladu ar waith cynharach llwyddiannus, mewn partneriaeth gyda nifer o orielau, artistiaid, Unedau Cyfeirio Disgyblion a chyrff yn gweithio gyda phobl ifanc ar y cyrion, i gyflwyno ystod eang o ymyriadau celf weledol arloesol a helpu i gynorthwyo yn agos i 40 o bobl ifanc gyflawni cymwysterau Gwobr y Celfyddydau neu Agored. Fel canlyniad uniongyrchol i gymryd rhan yn y rhaglen hon, mae gan y bobl ifanc fwy o gymhelliad ynghylch eu dyfodol, ac mae llawer wedi cael cynnig lle ar gyrsiau addysg bellach.

Mae cymryd rhan ym mhrosiect Momentum wedi bod yn fuddiol i gymwysterau academaidd Owen yn ogystal â’i dwf personol. Mae wedi’i dderbyn i astudio Celf a Dylunio yn y coleg gyda gradd mewn cerflunio’n rhan o’i gynlluniau tymor hir. Mae hyn yn ganlyniad uniongyrchol i gymryd rhan ym mhrosiect Momentum.

Athrawes yn Uned Cyfeirio Disgyblion Caerfyrddin

Aeth Momentum II, a gyllidwyd gan Gyngor Celfyddydau Cymru, ati i brofi ymhellach effeithiolrwydd dull o ddynodi, tracio, dilyniant a chanlyniadau i bobl ifanc. Cynigiwyd cyllid i brosiectau a gyflawnodd ganlyniadau llwyddiannus yn ystod cam cyntaf y cynllun peilot ac i brosiectau newydd, gan gynnwys engage Cymru. Y bwriad fu darparu ymyriadau celf dwys i grwpiau llai o bobl ifanc.