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Posted: 15.07.21

Year 9 produce ‘Merthyr Rising 1831’ themed animated film

This year our year 9 have been working with the History, Art and photography departments in Christ College Brecon and The Regimental Museum of the Royal Welsh, Brecon, to learn about a key event in our local history, the Merthyr rising of 1831.  They have worked hard to make an animated film based on the story. In Art we were lucky enough to have a workshop with a professional animator, William Osbourne, which gave us a real insight into the industry. In History pupils learned the details and context of the event and worked with Cyfartha Castle Museum on this. A script was formulated by the History department and narrated by a year 9 pupil. In photography pupils acted out stills of the story in costume and these were made into silhouettes. The background scenes were drawn and painted in Art lessons and the pupils constructed meticulously made paper and wire puppets. We are very proud of our pupil’s inventiveness, diligence and creativity in making the film. We hope you enjoy watching it, the link can be found here. The project was kindly sponsored by ‘The age of Revolution Waterloo 200 legacy’ project.


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