Discovering the hidden secrets of the planet

Year 6 pupils from Ysgol Gymraeg Tirdeunaw and Ysgol Gymraeg y Login Fach had the opportunity to find out more about the 'Climate's Hidden History' as part of the 2019 Being Human festival.

Led by Professor Siwan Davies, an international expert on climate change and head of Swansea University's Department of Geography, the pupils learned about how to uncover the hidden secrets of the planet which lie in the depths of the Greenland ice fields.

After an opportunity to explore the evidence for climate change in the laboratory, poet Grug Muse, a PhD student at Swansea University's Department of Welsh, led a poetry workshop and prompted the children to respond to these findings about the earth's past and future by creating a poem. 

Swansea University was chosen as one of six hubs for Being Human 2019, the UK's only nationwide humanities festival and Academi Hywel Teifi organized the festival's only Welsh-medium event. With the theme of 'Discoveries and Secrets', this year's celebration of the humanities took place from 14 to 23 November 2019, with a series of free events across Swansea.

Now in its sixth year, Being Human is led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the British Academy. This partnership draws together the three major bodies dedicated to supporting and promoting humanities research in the UK and internationally.

Click here to see a gallery of photos from the Climate's Hidden History event.