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Digital resource for Welsh schools shaped by Cardiff historian

12 April 2013

Huw Edwards

A Cardiff historian has helped to shape a new Story of Wales-inspired educational resource for young people in Wales and beyond just launched online.

Fronted by the BBC's Huw Edwards and inspired by the successful Story of Wales programme, mini-documentaries on Welsh history and accompanying interpretative texts have been placed on HWB, the Welsh Assembly Government's Virtual Learning Environment. Hosted on iTunesU, these resources have been crafted for Welsh school pupils aged 7 to 16, and feature topics from the Celtic Iron Age to contemporary Devolution in Wales.

SHARE's Senior Lecturer in Early Modern and Welsh History,  Dr Lloyd Bowen, was historical adviser to the project which produced 44 short documentaries (22 in Welsh and 22 in English). He explains:

'Building on the positive response to the BBC's Story of Wales programme, this resource is intended to convey some of the colour, vibrancy and excitement of Wales's turbulent past. Combining arresting visuals with succinct but informative textual interpretations, it is hoped that this initiative will provide teachers and schoolchildren with a resource that can help enhance their experience and understanding of Welsh history".

The series and mini-documentaries were made by Cardiff-based Green Bay Media. Find out more about Story of Wales here: http://goo.gl/S66BR