As part of the Connected Communities ‘Daniel James Project’ – more information here – the animated film created by pupils from three Swansea schools that depicts the life and works of Swansea’s Daniel James, composer of the hymn Calon Lân, has been shortlisted in the Best Animation category in this year’s International Zoom Awards
The International Zoom Awards are part of the Zoom International Youth Film Festival, Wales’ largest film event for children and young people.
Following a grant from the Lottery Heritage Fund, the Treboeth Historical Society worked with pupils from three Swansea schools who were aided by Swansea University’s Connected Communities Project and Academi Hywel Teifi to create the film. The schools involved in the Daniel James Project were:
- Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Tirdeunaw (Treboeth)
- Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bryn Tawe (Penlan)
- Gwyrosydd School (Treboeth)
The Daniel James Project is one of many research projects that form part of the Connected Communities project at Swansea University, which research and celebrate the past communities and people across the Swansea Valley and beyond.
Led by Professor Huw Bowen and the Research Institute for Arts and Humanities (RIAH) at Swansea University, student volunteers researched the life and works of Daniel James, also known by his bardic name, Gwyrosydd.