Dylan Thomas 100 Project

An innovative project to create poems and films that commemorate the life of Dylan Thomas

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To commemorate the life of Dylan Thomas, Year 5 and 6 pupils from Ysgol Talacharn, Laugharne, Ysgol Griffith Jones, St Clears, and Ysgol Llys Hywel, Whitland, took part in an imaginative literacy project to create short multimedia films.

The engaging films — which feature photographs, paintings, animation and poetry — can be viewed in the above gallery, or on Cadw’s YouTube channel.

The aims of the project were to inspire pupils to engage enthusiastically with language, with the castle and their own local history.

The children used Laugharne Castle, Dylan Thomas’s Poem in October and the ‘Birthday Walk’ at Laugharne as sources of inspiration.

Resource pack

To enable other schools to undertake similar work, a learning resource pack consisting of three lessons and supporting materials is available to download below.

Although the resources are based on Laugharne Castle, they can be adapted to develop literacy at any of our sites.