Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Hawks Star in Animation

Members of the Hawks were lucky enough to take part in an animation, based on the lives of children working in Britain during 1842.  

In 1842 a Royal Commission investigated the employment of children in heavy industry -- the results shocked middle-class Britain. Children aged 8 and younger were discovered to be working in dreadful conditions. The commissioners interviewed children throughout the country, including South East Wales. In the film you will hear actual words as spoken by the children, their parents and their employers. The characters have been animated to give the film a real sense of the period.

This animation was produced by Made in Tredegar, a film company who operate from a building near the Town Clock. The children were videoed speaking their parts, and an animator created the characters, which show an amazing likeness to members of the Hawks. We are thrilled to have taken part in the project. A big thanks to Kevin, Ben and Jane for inspiring the children and giving us this opportunity. 

Watch the animation here

Miss L

Monday, 20 January 2014

Deighton Contributes to World Record!!

Over the past couple of days, the children of Deighton Primary School have been working hard to help break a world record! Steven Knapik from the Blue Balloon Charity is attempting to break the world record for the longest landscape! He will be visiting and working with schools all over the world to gather 27,000 landscape drawings! These drawings will then be organised side by side around the Millennium Stadium to create the longest landscape - how exciting that we have been a part of this!!

Holocaust Educational Trust

In preparation for our holocaust visitor testimonial on the 17th of February, the children of Years 5 and 6 were visited by the Holocaust Educational Trust. They carried out some work on Anti-Jewish laws and developed their understanding of subject specific vocabulary related to the holocaust.
Ros, the educator from the Trust, was very impressed with the children's background knowledge and questions!
Da iawn blwyddyn 5 a 6!!