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Well done today for those who worked so hard on the different projects for the competition. For those of you who wanted to continue with them at home, I've attached them below.


When you have finished them, please email them back to me at school on:


Don't forget your consent slips for the trip on Monday 13th March!


Mrs Mizen





Click on the document below to see the update letter you were all given today (1st February). You should be able to click on the website links to get onto the Scott weather reports. Please fill in and submit as many as you can. If you don't want to add your name, write Ton yr Ywen Primary School instead. 


Remember to check which date it is the website is asking you to fill in-there are different dates on the document!

Taking over the museum day-10th November 2016


The History Club took over the Cardiff Story Museum as part of the national Kids Taking Over The Museum Day.

The children took part in workshops to learn how to carry out the different roles in the museum. Then they were let loose on the public, meeting and greeting, explaining exhibits and showing people how to handle and pack artefacts donated to the museum.

We all had lots of fun and all artefacts survived the day! 

Look at some of our photos!



Still image for this video

History Club letter


This year's project is about the role of Cardiff in the expedition of Scott of the Antarctic. 

The club will be putting on an event in November in conjunction with The Cardiff Story Museum. 

The club is open to children in Years 4,5 and 6, up to a maximum of 36 pupils.

A research project has been set for those who want to join the club. A letter has been given out to those who expressed an interest. Please see letter attached for further details. Please note the deadline of Wednesday 12th October.

Mrs Mizen


Our project has won a prize in The Welsh Heritage Schools' Initiative! We will find out what the prize is on Friday 8th July at the Swansea Waterfront Museum. 2 staff representatives and 2 pupils from the History Club have been invited to attend. The children's names were drawn from a hat-1 boy and 1 girl. 


We won £500!! Well done everyone! :)



The children's work is now ready to be shared with the world! Their interviews and learning resources have been uploaded to The People's Collection Wales website.


They have also given their stories to The Cardiff Story Museum for their archives, together with their teaching and learning resources.


One of the children's activities is currently on display at The Cardiff Story Museum. Members of the public have been leaving details of their families' migration stories on our magnetic map.

Click on the link below to see the children's 'Migration Stories' interviews and activities!

History Club activity on display at The Cardiff Story Museum

History Club activity on display at The Cardiff Story Museum 1
History Club activity on display at The Cardiff Story Museum 2

History Club

We meet some lunchtimes and other times in school time. We also go on several trips!

Welsh Heritage Competition 

What is The History Club all about?

The History Club was set up with a view to entering the annual National Welsh Heritage Schools' Initiative Competition.  The projects involve developing children's enquiry skills and presenting their work to a wider audience.

We have had lots of success in the competition. We have been previously been awarded the prizes of: £500, £1150 (together with the first prize trophy) and £1000 for the school.


2013-14 project. Bute Park activities.

Go to this link to hear the children read out the history trail found at QR reader points around the park.


History Club 2014-15

This year's competition is about the history of the movement of people into Cardiff. We applied for a Lottery Heritage grant and have received confirmation that we have been successful! this will enable us to put on an event at Then Cardiff Story Museum in town either this term or the Summer Term.. The children will be creating resources to be used at the museum and included on several websites.


How we have been spending our lottery money

The children went on several workshops at the museum to learn about the exhibits in the museum, the history of migration into Cardiff and how to collect oral histories from people.The children also visited local businesses and interviewed the owners.




PROJECT UPDATE-Autumn Term 2015

The History club put on an event at The Cardiff Story Museum at the end of the Summer Term. We used the oral history stories that we had collected, to create presentations and interactive activities for members of the public. Some children gave tours of the exhibits relating to migration. We were lucky that Carwyn Jones was visiting that day!


The next step is to continue to share our stories via the internet and to put together a presentation for the National Welsh Heritage Competition judging, due in the Spring. 


It is likely that we will meet in small groups to work on different parts of our competition entry, in the run up to our judging day.



History Club in the news!