The official opening of S4C took place in November 1982, following a lengthy campaign of protest. This significant event in broadcasting history is thought to have played a part in the small percentage rise of Welsh speakers.
This clip could be used in conjunction with research on Gwynfor Evans' hunger strike, in order to investigate his role in shaping the future of the Welsh language. Students could be asked to consider whether S4C was vital in preserving the Welsh language or whether it had a limited effect. They could use census reports to show the changing nature of the language and could consider the various Welsh language acts that have changed the political landscape in Wales. Using census materials, this could lead to numeracy style activities where students can deconstruct and infer from this evidence the future of the language.