Ysgol Maesydderwen performed their play entitled ‘Ystrad Tell My Story’ to a full house at the school on January 22nd and 23rd.
The play was a presentation and celebration of the broader Heritage Lottery-funded project ‘Researching the Mining History of the Upper Swansea Valley’ that has engaged the children at the school with the history of coal mining in the locality in the mid Nineteenth and early Twentieth centuries, exploring the industrial, cultural and social heritage.
The play really brought the history of coal mining in the local community to life, made possible by hard work by the team at the school and spectacular performances by the children.
Much of the historical material for the play was gathered through project research which involved workshops at the school with local people and visits by the children to Connected Communities partners resources such as the Richard Burton Archives, West Glamorgan Archives and the South Wales Miners Library.
Congratulations to the team at Maesyderwen School! The play was a great success. We look forward to working with you again in the future!……..