September 2018 Newsletter

Congratulations Ysgol Penboyr and Ysgol Maesydderwen

Each year the Welsh Heritage Schools Initiative Committee invites all schools in Wales to enter heritage projects in a nationwide competition. Over the years People’s Collection Wales have supported the competition by sponsoring some of the digital awards.

This year Ysgol Penboyr and Ysgol Maesydderwen won the award for Digital Excellence, Congratulations to them both!

A full list of winners can be found on the Welsh Heritage Schools Initiative website.

New Teaching Resources

Royal Charter Shipwreck

Three schools from Anglesey spent several months studying the Royal Charter shipwreck, in a joint partnership project between Cadw and the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales (RCAHMW). Read about their project, get great ideas for classroom activities and see examples of the work produced by the pupils. You can also explore the source material they used here on People's Collection Wales, including beautiful gold artefacts and everyday objects recovered from the Royal Charter shipwreck.

Mapping the Model case study

Mapping the Model was an Arts Council of Wales Lead Creative Schools Project, that took place in Model Church in Wales School, Carmarthen, in the Spring Term of 2018. The project was a collaboration between artist Rowan O’Neill and the Year 4 Creative Group, and was designed in response to the brief prepared by the school: Can an exploration of deep mapping, via Welsh poetry and drama, improve confidence and oracy skills and enhance creative thinking for pupils in Year 4?  People’s Collection Wales was used to digitally publish and record the diverse work created.

National Digital Learning Event (NDLE)

On 20 June, People’s Collection Wales Learning Officer, Catalena Angele, presented at the National Digital Learning Event (NDLE) at the Celtic Manor, Newport. Catalena delivered 10 ‘digital marketplace’ sessions to promote People’s Collection Wales teaching resources and our partnership work with schools. Sessions were co-presented by artist Rowan O’Neill, and 4 pupils from Model Church in Wales School, Carmarthen. The pupils showcased their fantastic Arts Council of Wales, Lead Creative School Project: Mapping the Model.

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