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A fun and educational day out for school children

Why visit?
The practicalities
A typical visit
Further opportunities
Mary Jones World fits in with the KS2 Curriculum

Why visit?

Mary Jones World, a state-of-the art visitor and education centre, allows pupils to step back in time as they discover the historic story of Mary Jones whilst learning how she inspired a movement that is still thriving today. Pupils are able to actively engage with the story as they experience it through a variety of multi-media and interactive displays, exhibits and activities.

If you’re looking to bring history, RE or the Welsh language to life for your pupils, book a group visit to Mary Jones World. The bespoke education facility, redeveloped Grade 2-listed building, playground and picnic area set on the edge of Llyn Tegid provide the perfect setting for pupils to learn whilst having plenty of fun. Pupils can also see Thomas Charles’ inkwell and pay a visit to his grave.

School groups of all ages from KS2 to college level can learn about the story of Mary Jones, the importance of the Bible for the Welsh language, the Bible itself and the impact the work of Bible Society has had around the world. Welsh language and English language visits can be provided. Visits can be shaped around the curriculum for history, Welsh language and RE. Pupils complete a workbook based on the exhibition during their visit to focus their learning.    

The practicalities

How many students can I bring?

The maximum number of children at any one time is 30.

What about risk assessment?

We have a generic risk assessment form for schools – please complete the relevant sections before your visit.

How much does it cost?

The cost is £2.50 per child, with no charge for teachers. A 10% discount will apply for groups of 15 or more children. Each child will receive a free Bible story book at the end of their visit.

Is there somewhere to put personal items?

There is space for children to store their coats, packed lunches and backpacks in our  bespoke education facility – the Thomas Charles School House.

Can we take photos, video or audio? Are there any copyright restrictions?

Yes. Children can take photos, video and audio; copyright on the material within the centre remains with Bible Society.

Who can we contact?

The education officer, Nerys Siddall, on 0808 1784 909 or by email at centre.manager@bydmaryjonesworld.org.uk

Is specific clothing required?

If raining, please bring waterproofs and appropriate footwear. The car park and classroom is a short two-minute walk from the centre.

Do you have first aid on site?

Qualified first aiders are available at all times.

What facilities are there for students?

A small shop is available to purchase books and souvenirs. Pupils should bring a packed lunch, which can be enjoyed in our classroom or picnic area. A small kiosk with refreshments is available by prior arrangement.

Are there disabled facilities?

There is wheelchair access throughout.

What are your opening days and hours?

School visits are welcome by prior arrangement at any time of the year.

For general visiting hours, click here.

A typical visit

The visit begins with a presentation about the background of Mary Jones World in the Thomas Charles School House. Pupils can store their belongings here for the duration of the visit

After the presentation, pupils walk through the graveyard to Mary Jones World, past the grave of Thomas Charles.

In Mary Jones World, pupils are provided with a workbook to complete as they gather information from the interactive displays, exhibits and video. The workbook focuses on Mary Jones, the Bible and the impact of the Bible worldwide.

A member of Mary Jones World staff remains with the children throughout the visit.

After the exhibition, pupils have a chance to reflect and discuss their visit.

If school groups have brought packed lunches, they can use our picnic tables and enjoy the picturesque view of Llyn Tegid. Drinks, sandwiches, chocolate and ice cream are available to purchase in the café in the Thomas Charles School House at very reasonable prices.  

There is also be an opportunity to enjoy the play area during the visit.

Further opportunities

We are happy to contact other places in Bala that have a Thomas Charles connection to further enhance your trip. For example, the statue outside Capel Tegid and Barclays Bank (Formerly Thomas Charles’ house).

KS2 Curriculum

  • RE Curriculum: the story of Mary Jones will fit well with their study of Christianity.
  • Welsh Curriculum: study the influence of the Bible on the history and language of Wales.
  • Study a particular theme: e.g. an influential religious figure like William Morgan or Thomas Charles, the Welsh Sunday School movement or pilgrimage
  • Study a geographical area: Y Bala and its religious influence on Wales and the rest of the world.
  • Study sacred texts: what’s the Bible’s message and what influence has it had on people.
  • In order to complete the various activities, children will use key skills such as listening, writing, reading and understanding, group discussion, studying the Bible and map work.
  • Religion and the world: the work Bible Societies undertake around the world to  make the Bible available in numerous languages.

Different subjects

  • Welsh: the Welsh language e.g. William Morgan translating the Bible and the Bible being a way of helping people to read.
  • History: Mary Jones’ story, Thomas Charles and William Morgan are a big part of the history of Wales.
  • RE: the influence the Bible has had.
  • Geography:  significant religious sites in Wales and worldwide.
  • Maths: putting various dates in order.

Pecyn gwybodaeth ysgolion

Lawrlwythwch y pecyn yma

Diwrnod o hwyl ac addysg ar gyfer plant ysgol

Pam ymweld?
Y pethau ymarferol
Ymweliad nodweddiadol
Cyfleoedd pellach
Byd Mary Jones yn cyd-fynd â’r Cwricwlwm CA2

Pam ymweld?

Mae Byd Mary Jones, canolfan ymwelwyr ac addysg o’r radd flaenaf, yn caniatáu i ddisgyblion gamu yn ôl mewn amser wrth iddynt ddarganfod stori hanesyddol Mary Jones tra’n dysgu sut y gwnaeth ysbrydoli mudiad sy’n dal i ffynnu heddiw. Mae disgyblion yn gallu ymgysylltu’n weithredol â’r stori wrth iddynt ei phrofi drwy amrywiaeth o arddangosfeydd rhyngweithiol, aml-gyfrwng, arddangosfeydd a gweithgareddau.

Os ydych yn ystyried dod â hanes, addysg grefyddol neu’r iaith Gymraeg yn fyw i’ch disgyblion, archebwch ymweliad grŵp i Fyd Mary Jones. Mae’r cyfleuster addysgol pwrpasol, yr adeilad rhestredig Gradd 2, sydd wedi’i adnewyddu, y man chwarae a’r ardal bicnic sydd ar lan Llyn Tegid yn darparu’r lleoliad perffaith i ddisgyblion ddysgu tra’n cael digon o hwyl. Gall disgyblion hefyd weld pot inc Thomas Charles a thalu ymweliad â’i fedd.   

Gall grwpiau ysgol o bob oed o CA2 i lefel coleg ddysgu am stori Mary Jones, pwysigrwydd y Beibl i’r iaith Gymraeg, y Beibl ei hun ac effaith gwaith Cymdeithas y Beibl o amgylch y byd. Gellir darparu ymweliadau mewn Cymraeg neu Saesneg. Gellir siapio ymweliadau o amgylch y cwricwlwm hanes, yr iaith Gymraeg ac addysg grefyddol. Mae disgyblion yn cwblhau llyfr gwaith yn seiliedig ar yr arddangosfa er mwyn canolbwyntio eu dysgu yn ystod eu hymweliad.  

Y pethau ymarferol

Faint o fyfyrwyr allai i ddod gyda mi?

Y nifer mwyaf o blant ar unrhyw bryd yw 30.

Beth am asesiad risg?

Mae gennym ffurflen asesu risg generig ar gyfer ysgolion – cwblhewch yr adrannau perthnasol cyn eich ymweliad os gwelwch yn dda.

Faint mae’n gostio?

Y gost yw £2.50 y plentyn, ac ni chodir tâl am athrawon. Mae gostyngiad o 10% yn gymwys i grwpiau o 15 o blant neu fwy. Bydd pob plentyn yn derbyn llyfr storïau o’r Beibl ar derfyn eu hymweliad. 

Oes ‘na rywle i roi eitemau personol?

Mae lle i blant gadw eu cotiau, pecyn cinio a bagiau cefn yn ein cyfleuster addysg pwrpasol –Ysgoldy Thomas Charles.

Allwn ni gymryd lluniau, fideo neu sain? Oes yna unrhyw gyfyngiadau hawlfraint?    

Gallwch, gall plant dynnu lluniau, fideo a sain; mae hawlfraint ar ddeunydd yn parhau i fod yn eiddo Cymdeithas y Beibl. 

Gyda phwy allwn ni gysylltu?

Nerys Pritchard, y swyddog addysg, ar 0808 1784 909 neu drwy e-bost: rheolwr.canolfan@bydmaryjonesworld.org.uk

Oes angen dillad penodol?

Os yw’n bwrw glaw, dewch â dillad dal dŵr ac esgidiau priodol. Dim ond dau funud a gymer i gerdded o’r maes parcio a’r ystafell ddosbarth i’r ganolfan.

A oes cymorth cyntaf ar y safle?

Mae pobl sydd â cymhwyster cymorth cyntaf ar gael bob amser. 

Pa gyfleusterau sydd yna i fyfyrwyr?

Mae siop fach ar gael i brynu llyfrau a chofroddion. Dylai disgyblion fod â phecyn cinio y gellir ei fwynhau yn ein hystafell ddosbarth neu ardal picnic. Mae ciosg bach gyda lluniaeth ar gael drwy drefniant ymlaen llaw.  

A oes cyfleusterau i’r anabl?

Mae mynediad i gadeiriau olwyn i bobman.

Beth yw eich dyddiau ac oriau agor?

Ar agor i’r cyhoedd 1 Ebrill tan 31 Hydref, 10.00–5.00 (mynediad olaf 4.00 pm), 7 diwrnod yr wythnos.  

Croesewir ymweliadau ysgolion drwy drefniant ymlaen llaw ar unrhyw adeg o’r flwyddyn.  

Edrychwch ar ein tudalen Ymweld/Cysylltu ar gyfer ein horiau agor arferol

Ymweliad nodweddiadol

Mae’r ymweliad yn dechrau gyda chyflwyniad am gefndir Byd Mary Jones yn Ysgoldy Thomas Charles. Gall disgyblion gadw eu heiddo yma yn ystod yr ymweliad.  

Wedi’r cyflwyniad mae disgyblion yn cerdded drwy’r fynwent i Fyd Mary Jones. 

Ym Myd Mary Jones, rhoddir llyfrau gwaith i’r disgyblion i’w cwblhau wrth iddynt gasglu gwybodaeth o’r arddangosfeydd rhyngweithiol, arddangosiadau a fideo. Mae’r llyfr gwaith yn canolbwyntio ar Mary Jones, y Beibl ac effaith y Beibl ledled y byd.   

Bydd aelod o staff Byd Mary Jones yn aros gyda’r plant drwy gydol yr ymweliad.   

Ar ôl gweld yr arddangosfa bydd cyfle i’r disgyblion i fyfyrio a thrafod eu hymweliad.

Os yw grwpiau o ysgolion wedi dod â phecynnau bwyd, gallant ddefnyddio ein byrddau picnic a mwynhau’r olygfa hardd o Lyn Tegid. Gellir prynu diodydd, brechdanau, siocled a hufen iâ am bris rhesymol iawn yn y caffi yn Ysgoldy Thomas Charles. 

Bydd cyfle hefyd i fwynhau’r man chwarae yn ystod yr ymweliad.

Cyfleoedd pellach

Rydym yn fodlon cysylltu â mannau eraill yn y Bala sydd â chysylltiad â Thomas Charles i wella eich taith ymhellach. Er enghraifft, cerflun Thomas Charles y tu allan i Gapel Tegid a Banc Barclays (Tŷ Thomas Charles yn flaenorol).

Cwricwlwm CA2

  • Cwricwlwm Addysg Grefyddol: bydd stori Mary Jones yn cyd-fynd yn dda gyda’u hastudiaeth o Gristnogaeth.
  • Cwricwlwm Cymraeg: astudio dylanwad y Beibl ar hanes ac iaith Cymru.
  • Astudio thema benodol: e.e. ffigwr crefyddol dylanwadol fel William Morgan neu Thomas Charles, y mudiad Ysgolion Sul yng Nghymru neu bererindod
  • Astudio ardal ddaearyddol: Y Bala a’i ddylanwad crefyddol ar Gymru a gweddill y byd.
  • Astudio testunau sanctaidd: beth yw neges y Beibl a pha ddylanwad a gafodd ar bobl.
  • Er mwyn cwblhau’r gwahanol weithgareddau, bydd plant yn defnyddio sgiliau allweddol fel gwrando, ysgrifennu, darllen a deall, trafodaeth grŵp, astudio’r Beibl a gwaith map.  
  • Crefydd a’r byd: y gwaith a wneir gan Gymdeithasau’r Beibl o amgylch y byd i sicrhau fod y Beibl ar gael mewn nifer o ieithoedd.  

Gwahanol bynciau

  • Cymraeg: yr Iaith Gymraeg e.e. William Morgan yn cyfieithu’r Beibl a’r Beibl yn ffordd o helpu pobl i ddarllen.
  • Hanes: mae stori Mary Jones, Thomas Charles a William Morgan yn rhan fawr o hanes Cymru.
  • Addysg Grefyddol: y dylanwad a gafodd y Beibl.
  • Daearyddiaeth:  safleoedd crefyddol arwyddocaol yng Nghymru a ledled y byd.
  • Mathemateg: rhoi gwahanol ddyddiadau mewn trefn.