YSGOL HAF 2004 ULTRALAB’S CARDIFF SUMMER SCHOOL

Profiad byth-gofiadwy oedd gweithio gyda disgyblion o bob cwr o Gaerdydd-cynhyrchwyd clipiau fideo digidol diddorol, yn adlewyrchu agweddau gwahanol o fywyd dros 24 awr ym mywyd y Brifddinas.

During the latter part of the 2004 summer term, ULTRALAB worked with a very enthusiastic group of young people representing a wide cross-section of Cardiff schools, both primary and secondary, drawing from mainly Welsh and English speaking backgrounds, who in turn produced some pretty original and interesting DVD clips that well represented life in and around Cardiff over a 24 hour period-with some other languages added to the commentary for good measure!

Dispite difficulties which were not the fault of Ultralab (1990-2006) or the schools involved, we went on to achieve a fanastic project, which was included on the Digital Creativity DVD production, which includes creativity projects from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Australia, Singapore and New Zealand.

Against all odds, and to the delight of everyone (considering difficulties with this project) the young people from the project, and their teachers sourced funding from their own school budgets to ensure that the children did not miss out on what had been promised to the children in Cardiff, and were able to come to London to show their stuff at the V&A. Ultralab (1990-2006) stands by all commitments agreed for this project, and will continue to assist and support the schools involved. The determination of the Welsh schools to join this event demonstrates Ultralab (1990-2006)’s commitment to Wales, as we run various projects across the country.

BBC Television were on hand to give advice to the young people, and Ultralab (1990-2006)’s Geraint Lang arranged television coverage in the Welsh language nationwide.

Watch the BBC News item here (in Welsh). (Right click the link and download)

Find out more about the international project here at the Digital Creativity SummerSchool website.

Watch the films the young people created here: Ysgol Haf 2004 Movies (temporary page).

So, here is what Geraint Lang of Ultralab (1990-2006) said when he told us all about the BBC news coverage:


So far, we have had the following coverage:

  1. BBC Radio Cymru (Welsh language radio from the BBC) – during the 7-8
    am breakfast news programme
  2. BBC Wales Television News (English) – twice on Sunday
  3. BBC Cymru TV Newyddion (Welsh) -twice on Sunday
  4. BBC Cymru – FFEIL- (Welsh language version of BBC’s Newsround for
    children’s TV) -Monday

Mail Geraint about this project, or for more information. You can get his email from the Ultralab (1990-2006) website, click on ‘People’ when you get there, you’ll find our Geraint in there somewhere.

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Matthew Eaves

Matthew Eaves is Director at Creative Learning Systems Ltd

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