Ysgol Maesydderwen – Our Local Soldiers of The Great War

Events and News feature holding image - 220x140This project is part of the Welsh Government’s Remembering the First World War – £1000 grant for secondary schools in Wales scheme. Every secondary school in Wales has the opportunity to apply to receive up to £1,000 to develop creative and innovative projects to commemorate the First World War. For more information and guidance on how to apply, click here.

*All text has been provided by the school

Our idea:

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Pupils will be introduced to the work of local historian, Jonathan Skidmore, who is writing the Neath and district Memorial for WW1. Pupils will make an appeal to the school, families and wider communities for information on people from the area who served in WW1. Biographical information as well as artefacts such as letters, photos etc will be sought. The pupils will particularly focus upon the career and life of a local war hero, Oliver Jones. Finally, they will turn the materials into a short drama presentation with an element of reflection.