Nine talented young pupils from St John Lloyd Catholic Primary School, Cardiff scooped the prize of a Film-making Workshop in the recent Welsh Heritage Initiative competition open to all schools in Wales. Their project, ‘The Castle that Captivates’, looked at many aspects of Cardiff Castle in the life and growth of the city, using modern media techniques to get across the message. St John Lloyd, the school and parish patron saint, was martyred in the castle and the youngsters involved the parish of St John Lloyd in finding out more about that aspect of the story of the castle. The project, carried out as an after school club led by staff members Mrs Nicola Lewis and Mrs Lucy Brazil, was judged outstanding for its computer and IT skills.
One of the winners, Ewan, had this to say about the experience:
“It was great fun, sometimes a bit stressful as everything had to be done in good time. I learned so much and I improved my IT skills enormously. It was wonderful to understand how Cardiff Castle helped to shape the City of Cardiff, the capital of Wales and made me realize what a rich heritage we have.”
Congratulations to all on a wonderful achievement.