Grŵp Llandrillo Menai students recently had the opportunity to attend a day workshop with Antena/Hansh on the Pwllheli site.

The workshop was a golden opportunity for students with an interest in performing, drama and the media to have a masterclass with experts in the field in Wales, all through the medium of Welsh.

The workshop was run by independent television production company Antena, which is responsible for making a high percentage of Hansh's videos for S4C.

During the morning sessions Elis Dafydd Roberts, Geraint Iwan, Iwan Pitts and Rhys Gwynfor gave a presentation on Hansh including how to aim content at a particular target group and tips on how to create a popular video. Students then had the opportunity to develop ideas suitable for Hansh before receiving feedback from Antena.

During the afternoon session the students had the opportunity to create videos from the ideas they had developed with the experts in the morning around the college and using techniques such as a green screen. To conclude the day the students had an exhibition of their work as well as receiving feedback from the experts.

Sioned Williams, Bilingualism Officer at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai / Sgiliaith said;

This is the first time Antena have held such a workshop, and they and the students thoroughly enjoyed it. The workshop was an excellent opportunity for students to learn new skills from TV and media experts in Wales. In addition, it has raised students' awareness of the job opportunities in media in Wales and the need for Welsh language skills in those posts.

According to one of the students on a Pwllheli Media course;

I have learned a lot about marketing on social media and how to create specific content for target groups. A brilliant day and the presenters were great.

The day was organised by Canolfan Sgiliaith, an organisation that provides innovative and progressive support on bilingualism in the post-14 education sector in order to improve students' bilingual skills and experiences. The day was sponsored through the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol's Small Grants scheme.

Thanks to Elis Dafydd Roberts, Geraint Iwan, Iwan Pitts and Rhys Gwynfor from Antena for hosting the workshop. Thanks also to the students who attended and to Sgiliaith for organising the event.