Ben Ewart-Dean · Disability Arts Cymru · Pen Y Bryn School · Sara Beer · volunteers

A collaborative workshop!

As part of the Legacy of Longfields project research has uncovered old photographs.  During our workshop day at Pen Y Bryn School, Sara Beer from Disability Arts Cymru and film maker Ben Ewart-Dean led the event and  we looked at the photographs and saw a short clip of some old film footage. The pupils reflected on… Continue reading A collaborative workshop!

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Question time at Pen Y Bryn

Pen Y Bryn pupils have been very busy learning about the history of Longfields Association and during October I took part in a question and answer session at the school.  The pupils of today wondered what pupils in 1953 did when they started at the school established by ‘Longfields parents’. There was a wide range of… Continue reading Question time at Pen Y Bryn

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Pen Y Bryn School visits West Glamorgan Archives

It was a busy morning for Pen Y Bryn pupils on a recent visit to West Glamorgan Archives.  These archives hold the ‘Longfields collection’ so there was a lot to research and discover about the association.   Outside the weather was dismal, raining hard with a gusty wind coming in from the sea, but inside… Continue reading Pen Y Bryn School visits West Glamorgan Archives

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Pen Y Bryn School visits Swansea University

This month a group of budding historians from Pen Y Bryn came to Swansea University to visit the Richard Burton Archives and the Egypt Centre.  Their visit began with half of the pupils visiting the archives and while the others worked in the library researching the history of Longfields Association. Katrina and Sue from Richard Burton Archives made… Continue reading Pen Y Bryn School visits Swansea University