A PROJECT has been launched to inform school pupils across Conwy about the forthcoming National Eisteddfod to be held at Llanrwst.

The project includes two colourful packs which are being distributed to all schools, as well as digital workshops for seven schools across the region. The Eisteddfod’s Welsh language advisory team has created two packs, one for pupils in Welsh medium schools and the other for Welsh learners.

The packs are an attractive and engaging introduction to the festival which will start on Saturday August 3 and will last for a week.

Additionally seven local schools have been working on a digital scheme, with pupils learning lots of new skills. Each school is creating three videos, and these will be shared electronically and shown on the Maes.

Robin Williams, who has been masterminding this scheme, said: “With so many myths and legends in the area, it will be good to see and hear some of these stories in the short animated films produced by every school, with stories about mermaids, dragons and the drowning of Llys Helig amongst the stories chosen.

“There’s also a chance to get to know some of the areas as the children create a guide for where they live and these will be shared on social media by the Eisteddfod and others in the period running up to the Eisteddfod.

“Also the children have also been learning more about their local area through the ages, and have created short documentary films, which has been a great way to find out more about their village or town.

Betsan Moses, the National Eisteddfod’s chief executive, said: “This is a wonderful project, and it’s great to work in partnership with organisations and practitioners at grassroots level.

“These packs offer structured lessons for pupils across the county to learn more about the Eisteddfod, linking cleverly into the new Curriculum for Wales.”

The schools involved in the digital project are Ysgol Pencae, Penmaenmawr, Ysgol Ysbyty Ifan, Ysgol Bro Aled, Llansannan, Ysgol Glan Morfa, Abergele, Ysgol Llangelynnin, Conwy, Ysgol Morfa Rhianedd, Llandudno and Ysgol Bro Gwydir, Llanrwst.