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OK, so you are stuck at home and you cannot visit one of our heritage sites at the moment.  But exercising with Joe only takes half an hour, and you can only have limited screen time to play Minecraft or zoom with mates, or do crazy Tik Tok stuff. Once you’ve done your home schooling or your work from home, read a book or two, maybe done a bit of DIY, a crossword, or had a play in the garden, what to do?! 

That’s where #CadwMakerQuests come in. Over the coming weeks we will be setting you off on a number of new Quests.

The Quests are for you, the want to be or have been historians, archaeologists, heritage builders, and creatives of Wales and frankly anyone else across Wales come to that. Show off your skills and maybe build some knowledge along the way.

Hopefully you will be encouraged to explore your history and our historic sites, albeit virtually at the moment — with family, friends and teachers. Each new Quest will look to spark your creativity and investigative skills. But most of all we hope you have some fun, having a go!

Our Quests are designed to be completed from inside the safety of your own home.  Your Quests should be made from things you already have in your house such as the usual recycled suspects - toilet rolls, cardboard, coat hangers, tissue paper, sweet wrappers, plastic bottles, cellophane packaging, paints, glue, pipe-cleaners etc. You will get marks for the most creative use of recycled materials, but marks will be deducted for use of pre-bought kits. So please do stay indoors, have some fun and showcase your maker skills.

Please feel free to draw inspiration from our website www.Cadw.gov.uk and in particular https://cadw.gov.wales/learn/education/teaching-resources.

Entries will be divided into age groups depending on what stage of education you’re in: Primary (0-10), Secondary (11-16), or University of life (17 and up). 

We can only accept one entry per person, per quest. Entries can only be made by email to CADW.Education@gov.wales.  Children under 13 will need the permission of their parent /legal guardian to enter.  Each Quest will have closing date – entries received after the closing date cannot be considered.

  • title your email with #CadwMakerQuests – and the name of the Quest you are entering
  • attach 1 photo (or other if specified in individual quest instructions) showing your finished quest
  • remember to tell us your name and which age group category you are entering in the body of the email, and if you are under 13 that you have permission to enter.  

Each Quest will be reviewed by members of Cadw’s Lifelong Learning and digital teams. All the entries will receive a participation #CadwMakersQuest E-Certificate.  The best entries (chosen at the judges’ discretion) from each age group, will receive a special #CadwMakerQuests E-Certificate — might that be you?

We will be judging on creativity, ingenuity, and how well you answer the brief. But let’s be honest, creative stuff is subjective, right? So it’ll be mostly by how much we like it.

We will try and showcase as many entries as we can across Cadw platforms

So, what are you waiting for? Good luck!

We’ll be posting the first Quest on social media in the coming days, so keep an eye on @CadwWales on Facebook @cadwwales on Twitter and @cadwcymruwales on Instagram to make sure you don’t miss it.

So, what are you waiting for? Good luck!

*Please Note - By submitting an entry for a Quest you are saying that the content is your own original work and that you haven’t copied it off the internet or elsewhere. Cadw accepts and publishes entries in good faith as the original work of those submitting it and accepts no responsibility for the infringement of any third party rights.  You also agree that Cadw may use your entries/photos across our media platforms and in our marketing materials. Your submission of an entry is taken as acceptance of this and of the terms and conditions set out in the Cadw Maker Quests Rules and Privacy Notice.