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Be inspired by local legends for National Park competition

Pembrokeshire primary schools are being invited to create illustrations based on local myths and folklore as part of a Year of Legends competition run by the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority.

The Authority has produced a series of short films and audio clips which tell legendary tales with links to local landmarks. Pupils are being asked to use one of these stories as the inspiration for their own mini masterpiece.

Pembrokeshire’s primary schools are being urged to enter the National Park Authority’s Year of Legends competition.
Pembrokeshire’s primary schools are being urged to enter the National Park Authority’s Year of Legends competition.​

National Park Authority Interpretation Officer, Rebecca Evans said: “The competition links with many different elements of the curriculum including digital competency, literacy, art, outdoor learning, culture and heritage. The winning entries will be shown on the Park Authority’s website and put on display at Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre in St Davids.

“Schools may choose to submit one entry or produce class entries or even ask pupils to enter independently. There will be individual and class prizes, including family tickets to Carew Castle and Tidal Mill or Castell Henllys Iron Age Village and a book of local legends for the class of each winning artwork.”

For further inspiration, classes can arrange a free site visit with a National Park Ranger or to one of the Authority’s two heritage attractions – Carew Castle or Castell Henllys.

Please note there are a limited number of sessions available on a first come, first served basis. Help with transport may also be available.

Entries should be a maximum size of A3, should be in landscape orientation, and include the child’s name, age and school. Entries must be submitted to the Park Authority’s Llanion Park headquarters by Friday 27 October.

The series of short films and audio clips are part of a partnership project between the National Park Authority and Pembrokeshire County Council, which was funded by Visit Wales for the Year of Legends 2017.

You can find the videos and audio stories by visiting

Published 16 October 2017

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