“Our Mountain” is an Arts Council Wales (Creative Learning Through the Arts project) that engaged with Rhigos and Pen-Pych primary schools in the Rhondda Fawr Valley using mixed media audio-visual techniques.
Around 60 children used photography, drawing, animation, achive photos, mapping, discussions and recording to create a short film about their local community and the mountain that lies between the two schools.
Project workshops, took place between October and March, in both schools and in the field, and resulted in the production of a mixed media short film. The audio and visual assets and stories contained within the film were all produced by the year 3 + 4 (Pen-Pych) and year 7 + 8 (Rhigos) children.
The film called “Our Mountain” had a large screen opening at the beautiful 105-year-old Parc and Dare Theatre in Treorchy with all the children, parents, teachers and heads present.
The “Creative Collaboration” between Vision Fountain cic, Arts Council Wales, Pen-Pych Primary School and Rhigos Primary School was not only a wonderful experience, but most importantly heped to stimulate the participants, allowing them to think creatively and fully engage in a high quality arts project of which they have ownership.