"Who’s YOur Glyn ?"

 The memorial to the 38th (welsh) division at Mametz wood

The memorial to the 38th (welsh) division at Mametz wood

As we approach the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, our thoughts will go out to the 40,000 Welsh men and women who were killed in this terrible war.

 With this in mind, Just Druid has developed a unique WW1 digital film memorial project for schools to run between September 2018 to March 2019.

 the duckboards at Passchendaele

the duckboards at Passchendaele

Additionally, and this is not well known, SSAFA, Britain’s oldest military charity helped over one million people in WW1.

This project has been designed not only to inspire school children to research / create memories of local heroes, including former pupils, who didn't survive the war but to help raise awareness of SSAFA who continue to help injured soldiers and their families today.

 Courtesy of western Mail

Courtesy of western Mail

We have produced a short film about the true story of Pontypridd Officer, Glyn Morgan who fought at the battle of Passchendaele and the letters that were sent home to his Dad. Poetry in the film, is by Wilfred Owen and the battle’s narration is by Lt General Jonathon Riley CB DSO

We showed this film to Glyns former school, Pontypridd High School and they produced WW1 memories, which were filmed and have been published online at Peoples Collection Website as a lasting digital legacy

Please click on IMAGE below to view their short film

The Welsh Government ensures this project is free to schools

The Welsh Government has been incredibly helpful in taking forward this project, recommending we speak to the Arts Council of Wales, who explained their Go and See: First World War Commemoration Activity which is funded by Welsh Government and provides grants to support First World War Commemoration Activities in schools across Wales.

Schools participating in this project can apply for a grant from Arts Council of Wales and successful schools can get 100% funding and up to £1,000 to cover the costs of commemorative activities relating to the First World War. To find out more, please CLICK below 

Your contact at your local SSAFA centre can advise your school further on this project or contact Just Druid