All of the 'pre-animation' workshops have now taken place.
Geraint Williams and Ivor Williams met with the children in Tirdeunaw school on Tuesday 26 March and Geraint and I met with the children in Bryn Tawe on Thursday 28 March. They all know have lots of information about Daniel James which they will be using in conjunction with the animation company Turnip Starfish. Gwenno Ffrancon also visited Bryn Tawe where she inspired the children with her talk on their forthcoming work with the animation.
In addition to the above, some of the project team were put to the test on Friday 22 March by pupils from Tirdeunaw. We were quizzed on topics which included Daniel James (of course), Mynyddbach Chapel and local history. It was a great effort by Ivor, Geraint, Kate, Catrin and myself and of course the pupils! They took lots of notes and were really interested in the topics and were well informed. They had already been out to visit some of the sites of interest and shared their information with us.
The next steps for the project will be the animation after the Easter holidays so things seem to be moving at a fast pace.