Young People

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By inspiring the next generation to take an interest in their rich history and heritage we will create proud, confident and enthusiastic individuals.

If you are keen to develop a project, or want to share your story with us please get in touch.

LleCHI Young Ambassadors

The LleChi Young ambassadors is a joint project between the Wales Slate World Heritage Site bid, the LleChi project and the National Slate museum, Llanberis. The project is made posibble through funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

It's an exciting project aiming to bring the young people of the Wales Slate areas together, and through a series of workshops, visits and events, the project will train and equip them with the knolwlage of their heritage and culture. Developing them into Young Ambassadors to the World Heritage Site nominatioin.

Some of the opportunities and benefits for the Ambassadors include:-

• An opportunity to meet a wide range of young people from the wider area and make new friends

• Various activities and experiences in exciting locations

• Use the experience as part of the BAC project or for a UCAS application or CV

• Learn and celebrate their area's contribution to the world

And much more.

If you are aged 11-16 and would like more information or an interest in becoming a LleChi Young Ambassador please contact

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Unloved Heritage – Dyffryn Nantlle

The Unloved heritage project is about engaging, enthusing and inspiring young people throughout Wales to get involved with their local heritage. It’s inspirational, creative and fun project that encourages young people to discover new places and try new things.

Unloved Heritage has seven regional projects which are led by young people and heritage organisations across Wales.  Each one is different to ensure that they complement the archaeology of the area and its people.

The project in Gwynedd is led by Gwynedd Archaeological Trust and is concentrated on the heritage of the quarrying industry in Dyffryn Nantlle.  Over the course of the project GAT along with the community group Dyffryn Nantlle 2020 will work with young people as they explore, learn and interpret their heritage.

The slate industry has shaped the landscape in Nantlle and also the everyday lives, culture and identity of the nearby communities.  By using a range of technological and archaeological techniques the young people aim to record the stories of the sites and people of the area.

This is what some of the young people had to say:-   “I enjoy visiting the quarries” “We had the opportunity to go up in a helicopter!” “We get a lot of good opportunities and learn more about the area”

For more information contact Jade Owen ar

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Ysgol Dyffryn Nantlle Slate Festival 2017

Ysgol Dyffryn Nantlle services the most compelling of slate areas in North Wales, the Nantlle Valley.  As part of the Summer 2017 term activities, slate was incorporated into all aspects of school life for a two week period.  From science lessons on incline systems, to sports lessons re-creating football matches in Dorothea Quarry; maths lessons calculating the size of slate and RE lessons studying the famous John Jones Talysarn…there was even a ‘flashmob’ at Penrhyn Castle!  Slate flowed through the school during the period and culminated in a Community Festival to celebrate all the work.


The Festival was held in the School Hall with pupils taking part in variou performances including a short drama with Llion Williams based on Chwalfa and music composed and performed with the support of Bangor University.  Food was served by pupils in traditional dress with an opportunity for all to see the fantastic photography, poetry, art and short stories produced by the pupils, all of which were based on the slate industry.

The School Hall was overflowing, with the local community entertained for the whole day by the young people; it was an opportunity to bring generations together, and an attempt to re-connect people with their local heritage.


" develop pride in their area"  - Teacher

"...great to see the parents, teachers and the local people together"  - Teacher

"The responses I had from the pupils when we chatted showed that they had great satisfaction from the experience"  - Local Member

"Walking inside the hall and seeing the variety of work being displayed was fantastic" - Chairman of the Government