Bringing Gower Home to Swansea’s Young People

Today we’ve been enjoying Gower with staff and young people from Priority Childcare. This organisation works to provide services for young people in care and has an excellent reputation for giving people the support they need to build a positive future.

It seemed fitting then that we invite Priority Childcare to be part of Bringing Gower Home. This project is designed to share Gower with people from the Swansea Bay region who wouldn’t normally have the opportunity to visit this unique and wonderful place. Today’s workshop encouraged participants to build a connection with the landscape and celebrate what is personally special about the Gower. We focused on themes of Natural Gower, Living on Gower, and  Historical Gower and investigated the area of Reynoldston through photography.

Virtually all today’s participants had no experience with the camera so it was really exciting to see the group discover and grow in confidence as the day progressed. We considered composition and shape as well as how to experiment to create something new and wonderful. Later in the Spring we’ll be showcasing the best photographs from this unique group at an event near Swansea City Centre. It’s great to think we’ll be bringing the best of the countryside into the city and show everybody how beautiful this area can be.

I am organising, delivering, and supporting Bringing Gower Home in collaboration with Gower Landscape Partnership (GLP) which is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Natural Resources Wales, City and County of Swansea, and National Trust.

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