Saving Treasures events with schools “fires the interest and creativity”

Posted by Tenby Museum on Jul 4, 2019 Blog, News No Comments

As part of the Saving Treasures; Telling Stories project,  a partnership project between Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales, The Federation of Museums and Art Galleries of Wales and the Portable Antiquities Scheme in Wales which aims to promote the portable archaeological heritage of Wales through acquiring finds made by the public, Tenby Museum has recently been working with two creative people to promote the project.

Published children’s author Eloise Williams held two creative writing events at Hafan y Mor School in Tenby and storyteller Phil Okwedy held two events with Manorbier School and Tenby VC Primary School.  the aim of these events was to make young people look at archaeology in a different way and the schools produced some wonderful stories based around rings found locally by metal detectorists.

In a feedback form, the teacher at Manorbier wrote, “The project is really firing the interest and creativity of the children involved.  It will provide a launching pad for a lot more creative, historical and geographical information and will definitely mean another school visit to the museum and will hopefully encourage the children to visit with their families.”

Eloise Williams at Hafan Y Mor

Phill Okwedy at Manorbier

Phil Okwedy at Tenby VC Primary School