This project between West Glamorgan Archive Service, Richard Burton Archives, Sandfields Comprehensive School and the National Waterfront Museum Swansea, involved inviting Year 9 pupils from Sandfields Comprehensive School to use archival resources such as photographs, film, maps and oral history extracts relating to the steelworks and estate to produce a touring exhibition celebrating the history of the Sandfields estate in Port Talbot.
Four education sessions were run with 60 pupils from Sandfields Comprehensive School, helping them to understand the economic geography and history of their estate and linking to their Geography and Art curriculum requirements. Grant funding of £2,881 through the ARCW ‘Changing Cultures’ Grant Scheme covered the costs of coach transport for the pupils, additional teaching support, printing costs for the exhibition, and room hire for the community showcase event.
One of the teachers remarked: “It has been really nice getting together with the Archivists, it really has made history come alive for us in a creative way. It was a superb experience for the pupils and for us teachers.”