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Cadw has supported the Children’s Festival of Welsh History for many years as live performances across its sites.

For obvious reasons the 2020 festival had to adapt and take characters from Welsh History on-line. Cadw supported this year's ‘Digital’ Festival, as an important part of our provision of new online resources for a blended teaching approach during the current pandemic and for the foreseeable future.

To widen accessibility still further Cadw encouraged the use of BSL (British Sign Language) versions of the films.

This was the first time the festival had been able to provide this facility, and we are delighted with this development. With the festival's conclusion, you are now able to enjoy those characters supported by Cadw here until the next festival begins in September 2021.

After years of oppression by the Marcher Lords and the English crown, one brave Welshman decided enough was enough.*

*Please be aware this video makes references to war and may not be suitable for younger children.

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Over a hundred years since the death and Eisteddfod achievement of chief poet Hedd Wyn in 1917, we are pleased to present an unique opportunity for the children of Wales to learn about his heartbreaking but inspiring story and to commemorate the bard of the Black Chair.

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Why would anyone want to walk 26 miles without shoes? Come and meet Mary Jones, the 16 year old school girl who wanted something important – one of the first Welsh language books available for ordinary folk – The Bible. Sometimes a little girl can make big things happen.

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Born and raised in a small village in Pembrokeshire, Bartholomew Roberts didn’t choose to be a pirate yet became a fearless leader who terrorised the Caribbean plundering over 400 ships stealing gold galore. 

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