Tate Britain praises Parcyrhun pupils
12:00pm Thursday 7th March 2013 in Ammanford news
PARCYRHUN School in Ammanford has had the honour of being the only school in Carmarthenshire chosen to participate in the Josef HermanAward for Schools 2012.
Pupils worked with the media artist Alistair Duncan and the poet Emily Hinshelwood to create a still walk.
The project was based in Ystradgynlais, the home of artist Josef Herman, a Holocaust refugee who spent eleven years living and painting in this small Welsh mining community.
The children thoroughly enjoyed the experience of writing poetry, photography and sound recording before compiling, editing and creating their still walk.
Ascreening of their work was shown in Castle Square, Swansea and in the cinema of the Welfare Hall in Ystradgynlais.
Representatives from Tate Britain were present at the screening and photography exhibition held in Ystradgynlais.
Caron McCall, co-ordinator for the arts, said: “The representatives from Tate Britain were very impressed with the quality of the work produced by your pupils and are very much looking forward to including it in their innovative Learning Hub”.