River source of pupils' display
July 6, 2016
PUPILS of a Caerphilly secondary school were joined by members of the Arts Council of Wales at an exhibition in Caerphilly Castle.
Representatives from the arts council joined St Cenydd Comprehensive School staff and geography students to see the results of a project focusing on a new way of teachlng.
Since January, Nicola Webber, the head of the school's geography department, and a class of Year 9 pupils have been running a digital project on the River Rhymney, using pictures and online applications such as Instagram to mark the changes of the river from its source to mouth.
The exhibition was at the castle for three days before a dlgital version of it goes on a tourmaround Wales this month.
It is part of the school being a part of the Arts Council of Wales designated lead creative schools project, which is in its first year.
Ms Webber. said: "The exhlbition has been a result of over six months of work. It is using new digital teaching methods to make the children's learning more interactive and fun.'
She said they spent a couple of days travelling to points of the river. Local photographer and artist Tracey Moberly worked alongside Ms Webber and the pupils in bringing the project to life.