CAEDRAW PRIMARY SCHOOL

STEEL ART PANEL

THE BRIEF

We were commissioned by Merthyr Valleys Homes to install a series of 13 steel wall panels as part of a large regeneration scheme at Caedraw flats. Adjacent to Caedraw flats are two schools, Caedraw Primary School and St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, therefore it seemed natural to approach both local schools.

OUR RESPONSE

The Head and Deputy Head of Caedraw Primary School were both keen for the school to become involved and it was decided that we would work with the Year 5 group at Caedraw Primary School. The year 5 children were already studying the local history of Martyr Tydfil and the origins of Merthyr Tydfil therefore they adopted this theme for their panel.

We ran practical drawing workshops with the class. The children created sketches of relevant imagery relating to Martyr Tydfil, St Tydfil’s Church and the Picts.

We used the children sketches to create the imagery for the final panel.​

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