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ACTIVITIES

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WHAT'S ON?

PREPARATION FOR TURNING PARTY

Virtual Workshop

Step inside a Tudor house and join Robert Wynn and the residents of Plas Mawr, Britain's finest Elizabethan Mansion, as they prepare for a party. Learn how they kept clean and made themselves beautiful. You will also find out how Dorothy and John Wynn dressed in their best clothes.  Finally, join the household as they dance and learn how to dance Tudor dance yourself!

 

You can extend your learning after the session by using Save, Learn | Cadw (gov.wales) which contains information on some of the items on display, as well as instructions for making lavender stick and tasty Tudor recipes.

Suitable for KS2

Available 4 - 22 October

Supported by: Cadw

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EDITING TIME

Virtual Workshop

What was it like to have to wash and dry clothes before we had washing machines and electricity? Meet Marged and find out how she used to do laundry in the past. You will watch her using the wash tub, scrub board and mangle, then have the opportunity to discuss with her facilitator, as well as see some of the objects up close. I wonder what you find out that has changed and what has remained the same?

Suitable for Foundation Phase

Available September 13 - October 22

Supported by: Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales

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Celts

Virtual Workshop

What was it like living in Wales 2000 years ago? Join our resident Celt for a virtual tour of Bryn Eryr, our Iron Age roundhouses. Find out why the fire was so important, what food was eaten, and how clothes were made. But how do we know so much about life in the past? Work with our facilitator to find out how to unlock the secrets of the past and work together to solve the mysteries of an Iron Age grave.

Suitable for KS2

Available September 13 - October 22

Supported by: Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales

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Virtual ROMAN Camp

Virtual Workshop

Take part in a series of challenges to find out more about the life of a Roman Soldier. Learn about the Romans who used to live in Caerleon and find out what skills the Romans looked for in a soldier. You will learn about Roman armor and be tested on your marching skills. You can also ask questions about the life of a Roman soldier and some of the interesting objects they left behind.

Suitable for KS2

Available September 13 - October 22

Supported by: Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales

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ART CONFIRMED AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WALES

Virtual Workshop

Combining film and live facilitation, this workshop introduces learners to the art galleries focusing on Welsh Landscape art and artists. Pupils will consider how the Welsh landscape has inspired artists. You will analyze Welsh landscapes, question evidence and develop a vocabulary to describe and respond to artwork. Pupils will also have the opportunity to think about art technique, style, composition and the use of light and color.

Suitable for KS2

Available September 13 - October 22

Supported by: Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales

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GET AGAIN SUNDAY ... LIFE ON THE HOME FRONT DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

Virtual Workshop

What was life like in Wales during the Second World War? It's 1943, watch Mary Jones as she sends a letter from Blaenwaun Post Office to her friend Minnie Owen, owner of Emlyn Davies' Shop in Dowlais. Through the short film, you will learn about the people and locations, and find out more about everyday life on the Home Front. Explore objects associated with the Second World War with our facilitator, discover their history and be inspired to explore your local area's contribution to the war effort.

Suitable for KS2

Available September 13 - October 22

Supported by: Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales

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1851 CENSUS: VICTORIA LIFE INVESTIGATION

Virtual Workshop

Follow Mr Rosser's footsteps around his homeland on the 1851 Census day in Swansea and meet people of all shapes and sizes. Join our live workshop to explore objects associated with the characters for a taste of the life of poor and rich 19th-century men and women.

Suitable for KS2

Available September 13 - October 22

Supported by: Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales

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Coal: PEOPLE, POWER AND THE CHILD

Virtual Workshop

Explore the rich history of south Wales by joining a miner who begins his working day at Big Pit in 1978.  Learn about the mining communities, not just today, but back to the Industrial Revolution . What effect did coal have on the environment? How did coal inspire writers and artists? How did the changes in technology improve the lives of miners and their wives?

Suitable for KS2

Available September 13 - October 22

Supported by: Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales

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The 1960s

Virtual Workshop

What was it like living in Wales in the 1960s, and what was happening in the world at the time? Meet Huw at No.1, Fron Haul, in late 1969 as he looks back over an exciting and turbulent decade. Huw will discuss some of the big news stories of the sixties in Wales and the world, and talk about his experience as a young person in this period. There will then be an opportunity for discussion with a facilitator, who will show all sorts of interesting objects in order to learn more about everyday life in the period. You can also roam the 1969 house digitally using 360Scan technology.

Suitable for KS2

Available September 13 - October 22

Supported by: Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales

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RURAL AND COLLABORATION IN THE ROMAN LIFE

Virtual Workshop

Wealthy Romans are famous for their parties! Discover the weird and wonderful food they ate, like peacock brains and stuffed mice. Learn about the lives of the slaves who supported this magnificent life. There will be an opportunity to study the collections associated with the subject at the National Roman Legion Museum.  

Suitable for KS2

Available September 13 - October 22

Supported by: Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales

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STREIC!

Virtual Workshop

Join us in Bethesda, 1901 to learn more about the history of the Great Peninsula Strike, the longest strike in British history. Hear Leusa's story, as the tragedies of losing Cat's Button show what it was like to live in the village during the strike period. Our facilitator will then guide you around the 1901 house using 360Scan technology, and there will be an opportunity to ask questions. You will also explore objects and documents from the period to learn more about why the strike happened and how it affected the community.

Suitable for KS2

Available September 13 - October 22

Supported by: Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales

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OWAIN GLYNDWR

Virtual Workshop

A fun drama workshop that will reinforce the children's knowledge of Owain Glyndwr's history. Through a series of interactive games, with the emphasis, on language development, oracy and collaboration, here is a fun way to raise the children's confidence in learning about one of our nation's heroes. Actor Gwion Aled will lead the workshop - he's a good friend of Owain Glyndŵr.

Suitable for years 4 - 7

Available 16 September

Supported by: Glyndŵr and In Character Fund

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WHITE TODAY

Virtual Workshop

A lively workshop with poet Hedd Wyn. The workshop will explore poetry, war and eisteddfodau in a fun way, as well as giving the children the opportunity to develop confidence and ingenuity through collaboration and performance.

Suitable for all ages

Available 21 September

Supported by: In Character

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ROALD DAHL - THINK!

Virtual Workshop

Although Alf loves to read any book available, his favorite author is Roald Dahl. Through this fun and fun workshop Alf and the pupils will use their creative powers to bring to life some colorful characters from Roald Dahl's books. Completing games and playing games will give pupils the confidence and enjoyment of books and encourage them to explore the world through their imagination.

Suitable for KS2

Available 13 September

Supported by: In Character

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10 A STORY OF WELSH HISTORY THAT EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW

Virtual Workshop

Come and learn about people and events from Welsh history; stories of oppression and freedom, adventures and rebellion, tragedy and celebration, in a very interactive workshop. The session is based on a brand new book aimed at educating the children of Wales about their nation's history. 10 Stories of Welsh History for Everyone to Know, by Ifan Morgan Jones and illustrations by Telor Gwyn, is a book that is a treat for the brain, heart and eyes, and is packed with maps, illustrations and snippets a bit of entertaining information.  An hour-long session with actor, Sion Emyr.

Available 13 - 17 September

Supported by: Rily Publications

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ELIZA PUGH DRAWING BOOK

Virtual Workshop

A 45 minute online workshop looking at the National Library of Wales's collection of Drawing Books, be it preparatory sketches, personal records or a collection of ideas. The Education Service will focus on NLW 53, Eliza Pugh's 12-year-old deaf drawing book, focusing on her use of art as a medium of communication. In the context of her disability the workshop will include a video showing examples of signing, along with bilingual subtitles - to emulate Eliza's pictures - as well as voiceover.

Suitable for KS2

Available September 13 - October 22

Supported by: The National Library of Wales

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TRYWERYN

Virtual Workshop

To tell the story of the drowning of the Tryweryn Valley during the 1960s through the various collections of the National Library of Wales. The story will be presented from the perspective of the villagers of Capel Celyn as well as children from the slum areas of Liverpool city. The focus of the workshop will be audio-visual archive material, including a 1965 film that documented the events as they took place, and a television interview with Martha Roberts, Headteacher of Capel Celyn School. The 60 minute workshop will be delivered online via Teams, and will include the use of maps, photographs, archives and newspapers from the period.

Workshop adaptations for all ages, from CA2 to Sixth Form

Available September 13 - October 22

Supported by: The National Library of Wales

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KYFFIN

Virtual Workshop

An introduction to the work and life of Anglesey artist Kyffin Williams and his love of the uplands and coasts of North Wales. The 1-hour workshop will look at his career and distinctive style, referring to how he dealt with health problems as a young man. The session will include audio-visual material of the artist discussing his art, with films of him painting on the mountains of Snowdonia as well as his workshops in Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll and London. To accompany the workshop a supply of bilingual color booklets on Kyffin Williams will be sent to all participating schools. 

Adaptations suitable from KS2 to Sixth Form

Available September 13 - October 22

Supported by: The National Library of Wales

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THE SHORT KNIFE, ELEN CALDECOTT

Virtual Workshop

Join Elen Caldecott, author of The Short Knife and winner of the Tir na n-Og award at a special online event. Step back in time to the year  454OC. The Roman Empire has retreated from Britain and the country in the midst of the chaos of the Dark Ages. Mai has been protected so far by her father and sister, but Saxon warriors force the family to flee to the hills where challengers are hiding. Can Mai survive in a world where speaking her first language can lead to death and trusting a friend can be dangerous?

English medium event suitable for secondary pupils (14+)

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Available 21 September

Supported by: Welsh Books Council

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THE WEEK'S RIGHT

History Talks

What's the most important book ever published in Welsh? And what does it feel like to know that your work has had a huge impact on the Welsh language? Join Pedr ap Llwyd, Chief Librarian of the National Library of Wales as he converses with Bishop William Morgan, the man who first translated the complete Bible into Welsh, back in 1588.

Suitable for KS2

Available October 4 onwards

Supported by: The National Library of Wales and In Character

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WIND TALK

History Talks

A fun and comedy film that will be broadcast on S4C over the Christmas period this year which follows the trajectories of King Arthur and Gwenhwyfar. The film begins with Guinevere on fire wanting a place as a knight on King Arthur's Round Table but there is one problem, only men can compete for a place. Guinevere is a very determined woman, and persuades her maid Morwenna to join her in a competition where riders try to prove their courage and wisdom to Arthur ..._ cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ Join Gwenhwyfawr with Arthur, in a specially recorded talk for the Wales Children's History Festival, for a taste of what's to come this Christmas.

Available September 13 - October 22

Supported by: Boom Plant

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TALK OF THE WEEK ... INDEPENDENT LINE INQUIRY

History Talks

Poet interrogates poet. Join Anni Llŷn, the former Children's Poet Laureate of Wales as she spoke to the poet Hedd Wyn, who died in France during the First World War, before he discovered that he had fulfilled his dream of winning the Chair at the National Eisteddfod.

Suitable for KS2

Available 13 September onwards

Supported by: Snowdonia Heritage Park Authority and In Character

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TALK OF THE WEEK ... JENNIFER JONES asks SIR IFAN AB OWEN EDWARDS

History Talks

Urdd Gobaith Cymru was founded by Sir Ifan ab Owen Edwards in 1922. Since then over 4 million children and young people have been members of the Urdd, and have benefited from sporting, arts, residential, philanthropic, voluntary and apprenticeship experiences, all through the medium of Welsh. Almost a hundred years later, join Jennifer Jones, BBC Wales News Correspondent and BBC Radio Cymru Presenter as she questions the man behind one of Europe's largest youth organizations. Sir Ifan ab Owen Edwards will tour schools across Wales in a 'one-person show' In Character, starting January 2022.

Suitable for KS2

Available 11 October 2021 on 

Supported by: Urdd Gobaith Cymru and In Character

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Monday 9th September - Friday 25th October

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