Welsh Heritage Schools Initiative 

For this year's Welsh Heritage Award bid, a talented group of Year six pupils chose to do a history project which studied the Carmarthen war memorials fought over the centuries. The children initially gathered facts and statistics from the National Monument Project and then studied the monuments in town, before publishing their findings. 

Through the network of partners that the school has developed over a number of years the children enlisted the help of Lieutenant-General Jonathon Riley and his wife to help them find out more further information and the children interviewed the couple to deepen their understanding and significance of the memorials in Nott Square, Guildhall, Lammas Street, Priory Street and Picton Monument. The former BBC newsreader and Lord Lieutenant of Dyfed, Sara Edwards also visited with the children: she was impressed with the Junior Journal and gave advice on how to professionally present their newspaper blog.

To view our entry for the Welsh Heritage Awards, please click on the 'Johnstown Journal' link below.

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