ICT students from Coleg Ceredigion recently took part in a unique project in collaboration with Wales’ Children's Poet Laureate, Aneirin Karadog.

This ambitious project, the brainchild of Coleg Ceredigion’s Welsh Language Adviser, Anna ap Robert, brought together Coleg Ceredigion’s ICT students, Aneirin Karadog and pupils from Ysgol Gynradd Aberteifi.

Aneirin Karadog wrote a song, in the form of a rap, to accompany animations produced by the students and performed by the school pupils, who were given an exclusive premiere of the completed project. In the film each mutation is represented by the special character of Mrs Soft, Mr and Ms Nasal, based on the specific characteristics of the mutation.

“The project was very valuable and instructive in many ways”, explained Anna ap Robert. “We have provided an opportunity for students to participate in a project that interests them and also raise awareness of Welsh at the same time. This is a great way to ensure that the language is at the heart of education. In addition we had the opportunity to work with the Primary school and it is our intention to continue the relationship and develop similar projects in the future."

Marion Phillips, ICT Tutor at Coleg Ceredigion noted: “This was a challenging project which really stretched the animation and project management skills of our students. It also introduced many of our non-Welsh speaking students to mutations in a fun and engaging way. I'd like to extend our thanks to everyone involved. It's a testament to everyone's hard work that this bilingual project was highlighted as 'excellent practice' by our awarding body, during a recent visit to the college.”