Welcome and Croeso to the Anthem Draig website.
This website has been created to host all the Anthem Draig projects from 2009 onwards as part of the People Around Here initiative.Using the story of the Welsh dragon as inspiration, we take the phrase ‘never give up’ / ‘daliwch ati’ and use it as a springboard to write lyrics for a school anthem. We then record on site with a bilingual backing track and create art to make a unique music DVD. We invite all schools to have their anthem DVD featured on our Anthem Draig website, allowing everyone access to their work.
What you get:
1. Lyric workshop: the pupils work in groups to mindmap their ideas and explore relevant issues (i.e. respecting others, racism, faith etc.), to take a creative look at the school ethos and to build team dynamics. They then work in smaller groups to write their lyrics.
2. Singing and recording: once the teachers have chosen the verses, the pupils rehearse, perform and record their anthem to a pre-recorded backing track.
3. Illustration: we then work with the same group to draw and colour Manga style illustrations to combine with the recording in a music DVD.
How it works:
We have adapted this initial idea into more specific regionalized projects, which you can access from the home page.
We will be constantly adding the latest anthems to this website.