Left to right, James Ross, Ryland James and Wayne Boucher
On Tuesday 22nd June 2021, The Provincial Grand Master, RW Bro James Ross, accompanied by the Assistant Provincial Grand Master, W Bro Ryland James and the Provincial Grand Charity Steward, W Bro Dirk den-Hartog finally had the opportunity to visit the Tanyard Youth Project in Pembroke. Tanyard received a total of £3377 for computer equipment which was jointly funded by the West Wales Grand Charity and the MCF.
The money was used to upgrade the equipment in The Film & Music Studio, the heart of digital arts learning at the Tanyard Youth Project. It is the hub for all music/recording, photography, and film-making tuition with young members of the project, and a unique feature of the youth organisation that helps them to stand out in terms of provision for young people.
The studio-based projects have been recognised by the Welsh Government at the 2020 Youth Work Excellence Awards, winning the Partnership Planning & Delivery Award with the Progression Project. The culmination of the project was a song that was performed and recorded at the studio by young people and shown at the Senedd in Cardiff.
Tanyard were also a finalist in the Digital Innovation category for their Postcards & Podcasts project, in which all content is filmed on location and edited in the studio by young
Tanayrd is a Youth Club in Pembrokeshire, open six evenings a week throughout the year and welcome all 10–18-year-olds. They also provide daytime activities for adults 18+ and young people up to age 25 this year.
They aim to educate and assist young persons through their leisure time activities to develop their physical, mental, social, and spiritual capacities that they may grow to full maturity as individuals and members of society and their conditions of life may be improved and in furtherance of that object to provide in Pembroke a centre for meeting sessions and other forms of leisure time occupation for the benefit of young persons. The charity will always observe and encourage Christian values.