Summer Term 2014
See inside for news, educational sessions, booking details, exhibitions and events.
Contents Swansea Museum……………………………………………………………………. Page 3 Glynn Vivian Art Gallery……………………………………………………………… Page 14 West Glamorgan Archives…………………………………………………………… Page 17 Central Library………………………………………………………………………… Page 26 Dylan Thomas Centre………………………………………………………………… Page 28 4-Site Publications……………………………………………………………………. Page 29 Fact Sheets……………………………………………………………………………. Page 32 Resources…………………………………………………………………………….. Page 33 Contact Us…………………………………………………………………………….. Page 34 School Registration Form……………………………………………………………. Page 35
Exhibitions and New Learning Opportunities…Swansea Museum 2014 Dylan’s Swansea...An exhibition which celebrates the Swansea Dylan knew, where he was born, grew up, worked and played and how it influenced him. Featuring Wyn Thomas’ wonderful illustrations of some of Dylan’s haunts around the town itself.Also, there will be a series of workshops and eventsto support the exhibition. Why not combine a visit with a workshop at school with Literature Wales… The Developing Dylan one hour creative writing workshops are Dylan Thomas themed writing workshops for Key Stages 2, 3 and 4. They are available to schools throughout Wales in Welsh and in English by a team of 32 trained writers. This team of writers includes - Dan Anthony, author of Rugby Zombies and Tracey Beaker, Jemma L King, Dylan Thomas Prize short list nominee, and Cynan Jones. Resources used by the writers delivering the workshops focus mainly on ‘A Child’s Christmas in Wales’ for the Key Stage 2 workshop, ‘Fern Hill’ for the Key Stage 3 workshop and ‘Do not go gentle into that good night’ for the Key Stage 4 workshop. The post-14 workshop is specifically linked to GCSE Welsh / English Literature. A teaching pack containing these interactive resources will be given to each school following the workshop. book through the online booking form on www.developingdylan100.com. The other workshops that we have available is the cross art form workshops. These are available to schools based in Wales on the basis of their involvement with disaffected and disadvantaged young people. There are some workshops still available and they are free of charge. There are still sessions available so if you think your school is eligible, please do get in touch through our website. Swansea and The Great War July 22nd 2014 – January 2015
The 28th July 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of one of the most catastrophic wars in European history. This is an exhibition to commemorate the anniversary of this conflict. Over 60 million people were mobilised for the armed forces alone. Young men signed up to serve in their thousands from all over Britain including, of course, Swansea and South Wales. Many of those who signed up never came home and those who did were often greatly affected by the events they witnessed. The exhibition will focus on the stories of several Swansea individuals who were involved in the Great War. As well as the stories of the young men who left their homes to fight the exhibition will also reveal the struggles faced by women who worked in military hospitals and those who conscientiously objected. 3
Swansea Museum - Foundation Phase / Key Stage 1 Topic: Mrs. Mahoney Mrs Mahoney was the wife of the museum caretaker in the 1850s. He was sacked for embezzling money, and Mrs. Mahoney will narrate her sad story in costume and character, showing the children the trunk of things she is taking with her which show the difference between her way of life and theirs. Suggested age group: Yr 2 only, unless it is a mixed class Duration: 1 hour Please contact as soon as possible to book a place.
Topic: Electricity and before A session that looks at homes and daily life, and the changes in these over the last 150 years. An active, taught session, using a lot of handling objects from today and the past and studying the differences. Come and see a ‘slug’ iron, phonographs and a ‘Magic Lantern’ at work! The children may follow-up by sketching objects, if you would like this option let me know at time of booking. Suggested age group: Rec - Yr 2 Duration: 1 hour
Swansea Museum - Foundation Phase / Key Stage 1 Topic: Transport Tours A chance for schools to get a “behind the scenes” visit to the Swansea Museums Service Store, which is a very big warehouse near the Park & Ride car park at Landore. The children will be given a tour of the vehicles looking at changes and differences between them. On display we have an Allis Chalmers tractor, motorbikes, the gambo farm cart, the Vulcan and AEC lorries, the Sinclair C5, the horse drawn fire engine, the traction engine, the Llynfi bus, the Swansea Harbour inspection coach, etc. This will take about an hour and there can be another half hour for drawing if you wish. Please note: the building is a store, not a museum, so the children will be kept to the area where the vehicles are, and there will be no lunch space. Suggested age group: Rec – Yr 2 Duration: 1 hour
Topic: Toys This is a taught hour session with dolls, clockwork toys, colourful tin-plate toys, money boxes, wooden toys, spinning tops and outdoor games. Themes such as materials, power and decoration are explored. Lots of fun whilst learning about old toys. If you would like an opportunity for drawing afterward just let me know. A ‘Toys’ pack is available to compliment a visit, price £9.95 Suggested age group: Rec – Yr 2 Duration: 1 hour
Swansea Museum - Foundation Phase / Key Stage 1
Topic: ‘Off to the Seaside!’ This has been one of our most popular sessions over recent years – it really is a unique day out… The children will sit in the tram and meet a lady from about 1900, who will tell them stories about going to the seaside, and how people got there, especially on the Mumbles Train. You will then watch a traditional ‘Punch & Judy’ show! Time allowing there will be a chance to make a story of their own, and investigate “object bags” of beach related materials, get on the Mumbles tramcar, look at the pictures on display and do some drawing... Book asap to avoid disappointment as places are limited and fill up quickly. Available Tuesday 20th & Wednesday 21st May, Tuesday 3rd to Friday 6thJune Suggested age group: Rec-Y2 Duration: One Hour
Swansea Museum - Key Stage 2 Topic: Victorians The Museumâ€™s Victorian displays are fully available. Therefore, in a general Victorian session, there will always be: - A range of objects to handle - A slide show talk tying together various aspects of Victorian times - Work in the Cabinet of Curiosities Suggested age group: Yr 4 - 6 Duration: Full-day Optional Extras: - A Shanty singing session with Dave Robinson - A Guided Tour of the pottery gallery (pack available) - A Guided Walk around nearby Victorian buildings
Swansea Museum - Key Stage 2 Topic: The Romansâ€Ś and some Celts A full day with many activities including the chance to try on costumes, replica Roman & Celtic shields as well as armour. Visiting groups can meet a Roman character and find out what their life was like in Romano-Celtic Britain. The children will have a chance to work out where some Roman objects have been found and to get a closer look at them in the Archaeology Gallery. At the end of the day there will be a slide show talk which will bring together elements and themes of the day. Suggested year group: Yr 3 / 4 / 5 Duration: Full-day (10am - 2.30pm)
Topic: Ancient Egypt Swansea Museum houses a 2,200 year old Mummy which is on display. We also have many pieces of Egyptian pottery, glass, an ancient vanity mirror and even a mummified duck! Combine your visit with a trip to the Egypt Centre in Swansea University for an excellent and full day out. There is Gallery work and a slideshow. If you are planning a visit to the Egypt Centre we may have space for your group to have lunch. Please let us know if you require this when booking. Suggested year group: Yr 3 / 4 Duration: Half-day
Swansea Museum - Key Stage 2 Topic: Swansea at War Working with lots of artefacts from World War Two, war time paintings of the town centre by Will Evans, evacueesâ€™ suitcases to investigate, posters and photographs, a walk around the town (if wanted). There is a slide talk covering many wartime themes, investigating how Swansea came to be bombed and the effects the attacks had on the old town centre and its people. I can also arrange for your group to meet someone who lived through Swansea in the war years. If you would like this option just let me know at time of booking. Suggested age group: Year 5 - 6 Duration: Full-day (10am - 2.00pm)
The Mumbles Railway The tramshed has a street tram and a Mumbles train cab (both electric) and a replica 1807 horsedrawn tram, together with displays on the Mumbles train (with video), Swansea trams and the Constitution Hill tramway of 1898. For a transport theme, this shows, for example the change from horses to steam and then electricity, and finally from rail to road. A slide show talk , worksheets (also a DVD @ ÂŁ8.99) are possible please contact museum for details. Suggested age group: Yr 3 and older Duration: Half-day
Topic: The Maritime Quarter The Maritime Quarter changed from a windswept stretch of dunes to Swansea's posh quarter from the 1780s, to a busy dockland vicinity from 1859, to a derelict waste after 1970. Today it is an area of housing and leisure use. Schools study this an example of change, partly history, but also a fascinating way into land use in geography. A slidetalk and a range of worksheets (buildings, sculpture, land use, maritime aspects) available. There are also a range of Swansea landscape paintings on display. A profitable field visit studying local changes during the 19th Century. Suggested age group: Yr 3 and older Duration: Full-day
Swansea Museum - Key Stage 2 and 3 Topic: Alice Francis Alice Francis was a real person, living in Victorian Swansea, and recorded on the 1851 census. She would have lived through many of the changes in 19th Century Swansea. She lived in Morris Lane, nowadays renamed Kings Lane, and running from opposite a pub called the Kings Arms in High Street, Swansea down to Parc Tawe. We have pretended she is the woman shown in paintings we have in the museum by William Butler, dated 1850-1, and showing Morris Lane and nearby Castle Lane. There are resources including a short DVD for use before and after the visit.
The day in the museum involves two inputs from Val (Chance Encounters Theatre) one as Alice in costume and character, one discussing with the children how she researched the part. The pupils explore sources â€“ objects, paintings, photographs, etc., in the galleries, out of cases, through a slidetalk, etc.
Suggested age group: Yr 5 - 6 Duration: Full-day
To book any of the above Swansea Museum sessions please use the booking form on page 11. For further information contact Barry Hughes on 01792 477180. Alternatively you may fax 01792 652585 or email Barry.Hughes@swansea.gov.uk
Swansea Museum - Key Stage 2 and 3 Topic: Copperopolis Spend a day at the museum finding out about changes to life in 19th century Swansea. You will have the chance to meet …John Jones ‘The Copperman’ Find out about his life and how it changed during Victorian times. There will also be a chance to explore our fascinating exhibition ‘Copperopolis’, which tells the story of Swansea and how it became the world capital of copper production. Pupils often know the Enterprise Park B&Q, Morrisons, the Liberty Stadium, and the Marina. In exactly this area were the industries which grew up from 1700s and transormed society. What happened in Swansea and Wales was just as important as the textile inventions of Northern England. Copper and tinplate in this area were as important as Merthyr iron and Rhondda coal. There will also be a chance to examine a number of sources from fine landscape paintings to handling objects. Optional extra: a fieldwork visit to the White Rock Works site. (worksheets are available) Suggested age group: Yr 5 - 6 Duration: Full-day (10am - 2.00pm)
New Opportunity… If you are planning to take two classes on the Swansea Community Boat why not visit Swansea Museum as part of your day. One class can sail on the boat in the morning while the other class explores our handling boxes in the Copper exhibition Gallery. Swap around in the afternoon. This is a self-guided session which has already piloted successfully with three local schools. A resource pack and audio materials are available to support visits. For more information visit: www.medwynsmuseums.co.uk/swansea/educationalresources
Swansea Museum - Key Stage 2 and 3 SPECIAL EVENTS at Swansea Museum Autumn term –The White Feather Our project with Theatr na N’Og this year will tell the tale of a young boy dreams of escaping the humdrum reality of life in Swansea as WWI rages. He signs up for the excitement he believes the war will bring, leaving behind his family, friends and shellshocked elder brother. War is far from the Boys Own adventure he thought it would be and on a fateful night during the dreadful battle for Mametz Wood in July 1916, his life passes before his eyes as he is stranded in a muddy bomb crater. Told in their own inimitable style, Theatr na nÓg mixes the harsh realities of warfare with moments of magic, incorporating the words of the First World War poets amongst others with beguiling Welsh folk music to tell a devastating tale of family, love and loss. ‘The woods are lovely, dark, and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.’- Robert Frost In addition to the performance each class will receive a collection of digital online materials. It is guaranteed to be an inspirational day of learning for all. Contact the theatre directly to book a place on 01639 641771. If you would like some more information contact Barry at Swansea Museum 01792 477180 or the theatre on the number above. This is very popular and it is recommended that places are booked ASAP
To book any of the above Swansea Museum sessions please use the booking form on page 11. For further information contact Barry Hughes on 01792 477180. Alternatively you may fax 01792 652585 or email Barry.Hughes@swansea.gov.uk 12
Swansea Museum Booking Form Please photocopy this booking form for Swansea Museum only. Use one form per booking. Please note:
To book a visit to any of the other 4site venues please telephone them directly (contact details available at the end of this document)
Contact name: Email: Age/Year group:
Number of children/students:
Any guidance on dates:
Any special requirements:
Please send completed booking form to: Barry Hughes Swansea Museum Victoria Road Maritime Quarter Swansea SA1 1SN For more information: Telephone: 01792 653763 or 01792 447180 Email: Barry.email@example.com Fax: 01792 652585
The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery is currently closed for a major redevelopment project to help maintain the infrastructure of the original 1911 building and to improve public access for all. This exciting project is very extensive and the Gallery will be closed fully to the public in the interim. Further information is available on our website www.glynnviviangallery.org During the coming year, the Glynn Vivian Learning team will continue to deliver an offsite programme of full and half day workshops to take place within schools.
Glynn Vivian Away Days Glynn Vivian Away Days provides an opportunity for a class to work in school with their teacher and engage in activities that will explore the Gallery and its collection. One of our team of art educators will visit the school with specially selected resources and materials for an exciting day of activities.
Primary Schools Our working artists and experienced art educators are well-versed and practiced in the demands of Art and Design within the National Curriculum and are able to offer full education programmes. Each organised workshop visit is designed to give a balance of Creative Development within the Foundation Phase and Understanding, Investigating and Making into Key Stage 2. We are also able within a workshop visit, to satisfy some of the demands of the Curriculum Cymreig through the increased understanding of the work of the artists of Wales. Workshop Introduction Our art educator will begin the day with an introduction to the history of the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Richard Glynn Vivian and his original bequest to the people of Swansea, which he collected on his worldwide travels in the 19th Century. The pupils will learn about the Gallery, the architecture of the building and discuss how it has changed since it opened one hundred years ago in 1911. The art educators will also talk about the need for refurbishment and development of the building and how this will improve the Gallery for future research facilities, storage and visitor experience. Images will be available to illustrate the packing process and changes, and to stimulate discussion and response, including slides taken from Richard Glynn Vivian’s travel albums. Collection Explored The art educators will show a selection of images from the gallery’s collection which will include reproductions of contemporary and historical works. These will be based around the themes below and will be available for projection and as reproduction prints. Practical Response Following a broad discussion about each of the selected reproductions from the Gallery’s collection, the art educators will then use their vast knowledge and experience to tailor a day’s practical session from the class response. Pupils may create a piece of artwork either individually or collectively. All relevant materials will be provided by the Gallery and our artist educators will bring the materials with them to the school on the day of the workshop. The available themes and materials are listed below and teachers can select any theme and any material they wish for example; Colour and Printmaking. Themes Relating to the Curriculum Colour
Shape and Form
Line and Tone Texture and Pattern
Materials Drawing Dry - charcoal, chalk, pastel, pencil, pen, collage and paper cut out Wet – ink & wash Painting Watercolour and various painting techniques Printmaking Press-print and mono-printing Sculpture Air drying clay
Clay basics: Working in clay and three dimensions 15
Booking The Gallery is now taking bookings for the 4-Site Education Service available during the Summer Term 2014. Full and half day workshops will be available from Tuesday 29 April until Friday 18 July 2014. Workshops will be available Monday – Friday and artists will be at the school from 9.30am – 2.30pm and will adjust according to the break times, which may vary from school to school. Artist educators will prepare for the entire time they are at the school, therefore teachers will be asked when booking to ensure that the class has no other commitments at the time of the artist workshop, such as sports or other class activity and that the teacher remains with the class for the duration of the visit. If you would like to arrange a booking, please telephone 01792 516900 for an initial discussion or complete the ‘Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Booking Form’ and send via email to Charlotte.Thomas@swansea.gov.uk Once we have received your request, a member of staff from the Gallery will contact you to discuss and confirm your booking. Once an art educator has been identified, they may contact you to discuss your chosen workshop in more detail to identify any areas you wish to focus on. 4Site Membership and Fees All schools in the City & County of Swansea and Neath Port Talbot are eligible to apply for 4Site membership, which offers schools a first-rate education programme in Swansea’s top heritage and cultural venues including Swansea Museum and West Glamorgan Archives Service. Cost per year School/college registration: £130 Small schools (less than 50 pupils): £65 Visits from non-registered schools (per class, per visit): £35 For further information regarding 4Site membership and full programme details for all venues, please telephone the 4Site Administrator on 01792 653763, or visit www.swansea.gov.uk/4site
Please ensure you provide a telephone number and email address so we can contact you. We look forward to hearing from you. Charlotte Thomas Learning Coordinator Glynn Vivian Art Gallery I Oriel Gelf Glynn Vivian Room 249, Guildhall I Ystafell 249, Neuadd y Ddinas Swansea I Abertawe SA1 4PE 01792 516900
West Glamorgan Archive Service.. Primary Schools Programme.. 2013-2014..
A joint service for the Councils of the City and County of Swansea and Neath Port Talbot County Borough
Primary Schools Archives in schools Archives are a great educational resource which offer students and teachers a hands on experience with unique primary sources. They can capture pupils' imaginations because they contain local information that children can relate to. Give pupils the experience of using primary sources, let them explore information contained in interesting and unusual formats, let them conduct their own research and evaluate the resources.
General information.. We offer a number of free services to schools in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot. Visit us in the Searchroom Pupils and teachers are invited to visit the Archive Service in Swansea. We can take groups of any age to work on selected original records. Due to restricted space numbers must be limited to a maximum of 30. Searchroom sessions are available only on Mondays, when we are closed to the general public.
A visit to your school Alternatively we can offer the same sessions at your school using facsimile documents. Resource pack Locality Study Resource Packs can be tailor made to suit your school. Each pack will include all or some of the following documents: maps, census, trade directories, parish records, newspapers, oral histories, school records and photographs. Locality Study Resource Packs cost ÂŁ10.00 and should be ordered one term in advance.
Project outline The Archive Service has put together an image bank of old local photographs. These can be viewed and downloaded by teachers for use in the classroom. The resource is aimed at the Foundation Phase and is based on the following topics: Houses and Homes Transport and Journeys Jobs and Places of Work Holidays and Celebrations Each themed resource also includes teachers' notes, timelines and suggested activities along with a description of the image.
Knowledge and Understanding of the World Range â€“ Time and People Sequence events Begin to identify differences between ways of life at different times Use a range of historical sources, focusing on photographs
Range â€“ People and Places Learn about where their locality is Begin to recognise differences between their own locality and localities in other parts of Wales Investigate how places change
Where to find the Picture bank All infants' and primary schools in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot will have received a Foundation Phase resource CD in March 2013, and the resources can also be accessed by schools on Swansea Edunet https://swansea-edunet.gov.uk
Contact For more information or to order a FREE Foundation Phase Resource CD contact Katie on 01792 636589 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Key Stage 2
Rich and Poor Victorians. Duration of session
Topic outline A comparison between rich and poor Victorians focusing on a Swansea or Neath slum and Margam Park (home of the Talbot family). Pupils use the following sources to draw comparisons between the lives of rich and poor Victorians: maps, plans, census, photographs of people and homes and newspapers.
Location Archive Searchroom or School
Contact For more information or to book a session contact Katie on 01792 636589 or email email@example.com
Range The focus of this topic is on the characteristics of daily life during the Victorian era. The key questions are: What was life like for rich and poor people during the Victorian era? Learners get the opportunity to discuss houses and homes, clothes, living conditions and occupations. How have the daily lives of people in the Victorian era been represented and interpreted and why? Learners have the opportunity to look at a variety of records and discuss the ways in which the rich and poor have been represented.
Key Stage 2 Tudors at home and at work.. Topic outline
Duration of session 2 hours
Location Archive Searchroom or School
Contact For more information or to book a session contact Katie on 01792 636589 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Groups will get the chance to study original Tudor documents including wills and apprenticeship indentures to give an insight into the lives people living and working in Swansea during Tudor times. Pupils will have the opportunity to discover what belongings people had, as well as looking at the pros and cons of being an apprentice during the reign of Henry VIII (Lord Sugar watch out!). The session will end with pupils making their own apprenticeship indentures and seals.
Range The focus of this topic is on the characteristics of daily life during the Tudor era. The key questions are: What was life like for people during the Tudor era? Learners get the opportunity to discuss houses and homes and occupations. How have the daily lives of people in the Tudor era been represented and interpreted and why? Learners have the opportunity to look at a variety of records and discuss the ways in which people during the Tudor era have been represented. What do you know about life during the Tudor era; how do you know this and how can you find out more?
Key Stage 2
Three Nights’ Blitz.. Duration of session
Pupils are invited to step back in time and visit our mock War Operations Room. Using a Luftwaffe plan of Swansea, aerial photographs, evacuee records, ARP and Home Guard diaries; pupils will help to create a strategic escape plan and set up defences along Swansea Bay.
Location Archive Searchroom or School
Contact For more information or to book a session contact Katie on 01792 636589 or email email@example.com
Next we will be transported to the last night of the Three Nights’ Blitz; pupils will use Auxiliary Fire Service records and list of air raids to plot the main areas affected by the blitz, as well as decide where to send fire crews, the Home Guard and the injured. Finally using photographs of Blitzed Swansea to show the devastation of the town, lists of wounded and civilian dead pupils will decide how to identify the injured and dead and where to bury them.
Range The focus of this topic is on the characteristics of daily life during the Three Nights’ Blitz. The key questions are: What do you know about life during the Three Nights’ Blitz; how do you know this and how can you find out more? What was life like for men, women and children during the Three Nights’ Blitz? Were there significant changes in people’s lives at this time, why? How have the daily lives of people during the Three Nights’ Blitz been represented and interpreted and why?
Key Stage 2
Archives behind the scenes..
Topic outline A chance to visit the archives and see behind the scenes! Groups will be taken on a tour of the archive strongrooms, see the biggest, smallest, oldest and newest documents as well as finding out more about a day in the life of an archivist. Groups will also be given the opportunity for a hands-on experience in helping to preserve documents. This topic can be used as an introduction to setting up your own school/class archive. Pupils will be shown how to identify archives as well as how to catalogue, describe and number them.
Skills Interpretations of history Pupils are given the opportunity to: Identify the ways in which the past is represented and interpreted
Organisation and communication Pupils are given the opportunity to: Select, record and organise historical information
Duration of session 2 hours
Location Archive Searchroom only
Key Stage 2
Locality Study Resource Pack..
Locality Study Resource Packs Locality Study Resource Packs can be tailor made to suit your school. Each pack will include copies of all or some of the following documents: maps, census, trade directories, parish records, newspapers, oral histories, school records and photographs. Locality Study Resource Packs cost ÂŁ10.00 and should be ordered one term in advance.
Format and Contents You will receive the Locality Study Resource Pack as a CD. The resources can be printed and used in class or as classroom displays. All resources have been copyright cleared for educational use. Each resource also includes teachersâ€™ notes and suggested activities.
Contact For more information or to order a CD contact Katie on 01792 636589 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
West Glamorgan Archive Service.. Where to find us.. How to contact us..
Where to find us The West Glamorgan Archive Service is based at Civic Centre, Oystermouth Road, Swansea.
Facilities Parking for coaches is limited. Most groups are dropped off at the bottom of the slope leading up to the main entrance. Public toilets (including a toilet for wheelchair users) are off the main foyer. There is a Coastline café in the Civic Centre foyer, where you can buy snacks and drinks. Alternatively groups can have lunch on the beach if the weather is nice.
01792 636589 email@example.com www.swansea.gov.uk/westglamorganarchives West Glamorgan Archives, Civic Centre, Oystermouth Road, Swansea SA1 3SN
Central Library runs a variety of school visit programmes. School visits provide a great opportunity for Primary Schools to introduce its pupils to the basics of using library services for researching school projects as well as reading for pleasure. Friendly staff will be on hand to guide, encourage, and educate the children on library resources and features of Central library. Children will be; • shown how to join, • given a tour of the library ground floor and children’s area, • shown how to use specialist resources, if necessary • read a story (for Reception – Yr.2) Children can also be shown how to use free electronic subscriptions to library specific material such as the Encyclopaedia Britannica Online. Many of these resources can then be used freely at home once the child is a registered library customer. *Each session will last 1 ½ hours and can be tailored to an individual school project if requested. Please note sessions are limited and are strictly by appointment only. * Teachers who want a tailored session must inform the library of their requirements at least four weeks before a visit is planned giving details of the school project e.g. Celts / Romans, World War II, The 1960’s / 70’s etc. If you have any queries or would like to book a library visit at Central Library, please contact Arlene Keane-Parsons on 01792 636464 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Central Library provides a great opportunity for Primary Schools to introduce its pupils to the basics of using library services for researching school projects. Friendly staff will be on hand to guide and encourage the children to make use of the new Central Library facilities located at the Civic Centre. Children will be shown: • how to join, • how to search the library catalogue to find relevant items, • how to use specialist resources such as historical newspapers and maps and how to search the internet to make use of the wide variety of resources available. Children will also be shown how to use free electronic subscriptions to library specific material such as the Encyclopaedia Britannica Online. Many of these resources can then be used freely at home once the child is a registered library customer. *Each session will last two hours and can be tailored to an individual school project if requested. Please note sessions are limited and are strictly by appointment only. * Teachers who want a tailored session must inform the library of their requirements at least 3 weeks before a visit is planned giving details of the school project e.g. Celts / Romans, World War II, The 1960s / 70s etc. If you have any queries or would like to book a workshop at Central Library please contact Library Line on 01792 636464 or email email@example.com
Dylan Thomas Centre
The Dylan Thomas Centre can offer workshops for two age groups. 8 – 11 year olds A basic introduction to the life and work of Dylan Thomas, looking in particular at the poems and stories he wrote about his childhood. The session includes a guided tour of the Dylan Thomas Centre’s Man and Myth exhibition, with a special quiz sheet to help youngsters explore the exhibit. 11 - 18 year olds The Dylan Thomas Centre offers in-depth sessions on the life and work of Swansea’s most famous son, which can be tailored to the needs of each group. Workshops on particular poems, stories or broadcasts can be given, by arrangement. Announcement: The Dylan Thomas Exhibition will be relaunched on 27 October, and it will include a dedicated learning space and new school sessions. Details of our new learning programmes will be available soon; please get in touch if you’d like more information in the meantime.
To book a workshop contact Jo Furber on 01792 463980 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
4-Site Publications Prices in brackets are for 4Site members
New Resource Swansea and The Three Nights’ Blitz (DVD) tells the story of the town following the devastating bombing raids of 1941. 55 minutes Price: £8.95
Mr Dillwyn's Diary The diary of Lewis Weston Dillwyn from 1817 to 1852, full of comments on medicine, transport, crime, industry, etc. An edited version with notes & introduction for pupils. 136 pages, 115 pictures Price: £7.95 (£7.15)
The Story of Swansea during the Second World War A pack of drawn memories, paintings by Will Evans (4 in colour), memories, maps and photographs. Price: £15 (£13.50)
Swansea and the War...60 years on A collection of booklets with local memories, including extracts from the...”Diary of Laurie Latchford, 1940-41” He was an air raid warden, and describes graphically the Swansea blitz, but is also very good on the nature of life at the time. The memories of Elaine Kidwell, entitled…“From Air Raid Warden to Land Girl”. At 17 she had claims to be the youngest warden in Britain. She describes the raids with great feeling, but then goes on to her time in the Land Army near Haverfordwest. The last booklet, 16 pages, is…“The Memories of Mike Lewis-A Port Tennant boy at war”. Mike was evacuated to Ystradgynlais, and describes his time there, and his home life, with great verve. Also included is an information sheet on the wartime gun batteries at Mumbles and a copy of a contemporary painting of Swansea burning on 21st February, 1941, with the memories of the artist when he was in the Home Guard. Price: £8
4-Site Publications Eight Images of Coal Mining Laminated copies of mining pictures from the collections at the Glynn Vivian with plenty of information and notes for teachers. Price: £7.50 (£6.75)
John Dillwyn Llewellyn, pioneer photographer A selection of the superb photographs from JDL’s 1850s albums, early pictures of a Victorian family, and more. Price: £7.95 (£7.15)
Ships & Industry A pack of laminated copies of contemporary paintings, drawings, prints and photos, illustrating industrial and maritime growth from 1740 on....full notes on each picture. Price: Reduced to £6
Toys A pack containing 3 large colourful posters of our toy collection, an outline guide to the toys and notes on the history of toys. Price: £9.95
Swansea Before Industry I ... the Town and its Surroundings Castle, streets, hills, woodland, streams, etc. 68 pages, 62 pictures. Price: £6.95 (£6.25)
Swansea Before Industry II ... Farming, Trading & Crafts Corn, baking, wool, leather, markets & fairs, shops, building, etc. 103 pages, 78 pictures Price: £7.95 (£7.15)
Swansea Castle by Bernard Morris The standard account, full of useful medieval material.108 pages, 74 pictures. Price: £7.95 (£7.15)
4-Site Publications The Work of the Cambrian and Glamorgan Potteries 1764 – 1870 A pack exploring the story of the Swansea potteries and the people who worked in them Price: £2.50 (free to schools booking ‘Potted History’)
Videos All filmed by Robin Hall.
Ships & Shanties Shanties sung by Baggyrinkle against a background of maritime exhibits and the marina area. 20 minutes. Price: £6.00
The White Rock Copper Works Working out the mysteries of this marvellous industrial site by the Tawe. 25 minutes. Price: £7.00
Investigating the ruins of Oystermouth Castle Puts the castle in context, then thinks out its features on site. 53 minutes. Price: £8.00
To Order To purchase any of the above please tick the relevant publication(s) and send a cheque with your order. Alternatively we can invoice your school directly - just tick the relevant publications and write your name and school/college on the sheet. Please note if paying by cheque please make them payable to City & County of Swansea, and send order to: Barry Hughes, Swansea Museum, Victoria Road, Swansea, SA1 1SN School
Factsheets Factsheets vary from a single sheet to over 100 pages. They are simply printed, large with drawings illustrating the pages. All are available on request. Pease tick them on this sheet, add your name and the school/college and send to: Barry Hughes, Swansea Museum, Victoria Road, SA1 1SN. Make cheques payable to City & County of Swansea, or let us invoice you if the order is over £10. School
Title The mummy Romans in Swansea & Gower Romans in West Glamorgan Vikings (in South Wales) Medieval Swansea: charters Normans in Gower The Civil War in the Swansea area Mills in the Swansea area
Cost 75p £1 £1 £1 65p £1.95 £1 £1
Lower Swansea Valley White Rock Ferry Llansamlet coalowners and mining Zinc Early Copper Works Later Copper Works The Rise & Fall of the Copper Industry Tinplate The Grenfells of St.Thomas The Morris family of Morriston The Coppermen Coal mining in Swansea area before 1700 Coal mining: the Eastside Tramroads & Industrial Railways Railways around Swansea The Swansea Vale Railway The South Wales Railway The Mumbles Railway Lifeboats (various) Tugs (various) Slums: public health in 19th century Swansea, Vols 1,2 & 3 Ynysmeudwy [Pontardawe] Pottery Beam of Cornish Winding Engine Lizzie the Elephant Dylan Thomas
20p 50p 75p 75p 75p 75p £1 £1 £1.20 75p £1.20 £1.20 £1.20 30p 30p 30p 30p 10p & 20p 10p & 20p £1.20 each 10p 10p 30p 30p
Resources ‘Swansea and World War Two – The People’s Story’ A original documentary capturing personal memories of one of the darkest times in Swansea’s history is now available. In this documentary about World War Two local people give their first hand accounts from the outbreak of war, the city’s struggle throughout the war and during the three-night Luftwaffe blitz of February 1941. Price £8.99
New Resource! ‘Swansea and World War Two – Volume 3’ This is the latest instalment of Swansea Museum’s popular World WarTwo documentaries. The story continues from part 2 looking at whathappened after the blitz, from the arrival of G.I.s to the VE street parties of 1945. Price £8.99
Contact Us Swansea Museum Victoria Road Swansea, SA1 1SN www.swanseamuseum.co.uk 01792 653763 Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Alexandra Road Swansea, SA1 5DZ www.glynnviviangallery.org/ 01792 516900 Dylan Thomas Centre Somerset Place Swansea, SA1 1RR www.dylanthomas.com 01792 463980 Swansea Central Library Civic Centre Oystermouth Road Swansea, SA1 3SN www.swansea.gov.uk/libraries 01792 636464 West Glamorgan Archives Civic Centre Oystermouth Road Swansea, SA1 3SN www.swansea.gov.uk/westglamorganarchives 01792 636589
School Registration 2013/14 Membership runs from 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014 Membership cards will be issued once payment is received. To get involved with all the exciting educational activities included in 4Site, schools will be asked for a registration fee for 2011-12 (prices listed below). This will make a school eligible for free INSET training as well as access to all 4Site activities. I enclose a cheque payable to City & County of Swansea - £130 Our school has 50 pupils or less - £65 I have decided to pay on a class/visit basis of £35 a time Our school is located in: City and County of Swansea Neath Port Talbot Other Local Authority area
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If you want to discuss this please ring 01792 653763 and ask to speak to Barry Hughes. Please return the form directly to: Swansea Museum Victoria Road Swansea SA1 1SN
Summer 2014 Edition