Learn more about Cadw's inspirational education projects.

Cynan Lloyd’s photo of the winning team (Ysgol Cwm Rhymni) with Aneirin Karadog (poet, team coach), Fflur Thomas from Theatr Genedlaethol and Rufus Mufasa and Clare E. Potter (judges)

Education projects

Schools battled it out in Cipio’r Castell: Brwydr Slam project at Caerphilly Castle

This activity supported community and educational engagement around  Theatr Geneddlaethol Cymru’s production of Macbeth. Theatr Geneddlaethol Cymru’s production of Macbeth that took place at Caerphilly Castle and transmitted across Wales.

The Four Little Pigs of Blaenavon

‘The Four Little Pigs of Blaenavon’ is a story book written with Year 1 pupils from Blaenavon Heritage VC Primary School.

Artist in Residence

Cadw has teamed up with the Arts Council of Wales to create a series of artists’ residencies across Wales over three years. Find out more.

Songs from Stones

Following a month long programme of cultural and artistic activities in Beaumaris Castle and at prehistoric sites across Anglesey during August 2008, Cadw began an exciting five-year education project in 2009.  Find out more

Storytelling and Literacy Project

The storytelling and literacy project has two main objectives. The first is to give teachers the tools and techniques to enable the creation and development of collaborative stories by class groups of pupils. The second is to use the castles as the setting for telling traditional local stories, and to encourage their appreciation of the castles and the cultural history of Wales by asking them to explore, observe and listen closely.  Find out more

Heritage Graffiti Project

The Heritage Graffiti Project helps young offenders learn valuable lessons from their heritage.
By introducing young offenders to archaeological artefacts and explaining what they meant to the people who used them, Cadw enables groups of young offenders to explore themes of identity and community, and to discuss the impact we have upon the world through the objects that we use today. Find out more


MORTARIA stands for Motivating Offender Rehabilitation Through Archaeological Recording, Investigation and Analysis.
Low self-esteem and a lack of transferable skills are just two of the challenges facing offenders aiming to get their lives back on track. Through a series of workshops on archaeology, Cadw and its partners offer offenders the potential to discover new opportunities and change their lives. Find out more

Dylan Thomas 100

As part of an innovative literacy project, pupils from in Ysgol Talacharn, Ysgol Griffith Jones and Ysgol Llys Hywel Whitland wrote poems and created short multimedia films — all inspired by the life and work of Dylan Thomas. The imaginative resources that were produced as part of the project can be downloaded from our website, and can be used to develop literacy at any of Cadw's sites. Find out more